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Samantha Patil

Co-Founder & CEO at Well Traveled

Sam is the Founder and CEO of Well Traveled, a club for travel lovers, designed to help you find trusted advice and inspiration from travelers like you. Prior to starting Well Traveled, Sam built her career in consumer tech and marketing where she led go-to-market strategies, international marketing and member monetization programs at some of the world’s biggest consumer brands.

Her previous roles include leadership positions at Pandora Media, Snap and most recently Dollar Shave Club. Sam’s been featured in multiple podcasts and shared her expertise across numerous top tier publications including the Wall Street Journal, AdWeek, Travel + Leisure, The Washington Post, Business Insider and New York Magazine.

She was featured in Travel Massive’s Top 100 Inspiring Women Travel Founders for 2020 and is a proud member of the Female Founder Collective, Dreamers and Doers, and All Raise’s Visionary Voices.

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Samantha Patil

Co-Founder & CEO at Well Traveled

Sam is the Founder and CEO of Well Traveled, a club for travel lovers, designed to help you find trusted advice and inspiration from travelers like you. Prior to starting Well Traveled, Sam built her career in consumer tech and marketing where she led go-to-market strategies, international marketing and member monetization programs at some of the world’s biggest consumer brands.

Her previous roles include leadership positions at Pandora Media, Snap and most recently Dollar Shave Club. Sam’s been featured in multiple podcasts and shared her expertise across numerous top tier publications including the Wall Street Journal, AdWeek, Travel + Leisure, The Washington Post, Business Insider and New York Magazine.

She was featured in Travel Massive’s Top 100 Inspiring Women Travel Founders for 2020 and is a proud member of the Female Founder Collective, Dreamers and Doers, and All Raise’s Visionary Voices.

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“Snap’s in-house Yellow accelerator program, which invests in startups, has debuted its fifth batch of investments. The company invests $150,000 in each Yellow startup for an equity stake as part of the accelerator program, which first launched in 2018. The startups will receive mentorship from Snap executives and will also get access to networking opportunities. The eight companies that are part of the latest batch of startups will take up a 13-week residency in one of Snap’s buildings in Santa Monica, California.”

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“She spent $150 on a one-year membership to the website Well Traveledwhich she describes as ‘a community of people that would give me their secret recipes for all of their travel adventures.’ The site offers intel on more than 50 destinations, from Santa Barbara to Santorini, with many of the recommended hotels, restaurants and activities coming from fellow members, said co-founder Samantha Patil.”

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“For Samantha Patil, co-founder and CEO of members-only agency Well Traveled, the brand’s green ethos and mindful-living approach to hospitality can be felt everywhere. It’s not just the recycled-paper hangers, using organic cotton, championing local vendors, or meditation classes. She says that she loves that the driftwood door handles were reclaimed from the original property’s boardwalk and that she can eat a plant-based meal at chef Matthew Kenney’s onsite restaurant.”

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“Samantha Patil is on a mission to change the way you see the world.

As an avid traveler, Patil often found herself on a plane, train, or in an automobile to some of the coolest destinations on Earth. Though she always loved the destination, the journey getting there was starting to rub.”

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“Once approved, users have access to hotels, restaurants and activities approved by the club, can offer reviews, and submit recommendations for consideration. The Well Traveled Club target consumer is someone who is looking for something more elevated than a budget vacation, but still may not be able to afford luxury travel, according to co-founder Samantha Patil.”

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“Well Traveled is a members-only social and booking platform that allows members to connect with friends to find and share travel recommendations. The community-driven platform is intended to make travel planning easier by allowing you to follow people in your network that you trust, in addition to other like-minded travelers who share similar budgets and travel preferences.”

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Timeline

Oct 2019 - Present

Well Traveled

Co-Founder & CEO

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Oct 2019 - Present

Apr 2018 - Aug 2019

Dollar Shave Club

Marketing, Member Strategy & Monetization

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Apr 2018 - Aug 2019

Jul 2016 - May 2017

Pandora

Marketing

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Jul 2016 - May 2017

Jan 2013 - Jul 2016

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International Marketing

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Jan 2013 - Jul 2016

Jul 2010 - Jan 2013

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International Marketing

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Jul 2010 - Jan 2013

Ask me

What are your secrets to keeping a sustainable work-life balance?
What does the future of travel look like?
About the spending power of women travel.
How do you build culture in a remote work environment?
Why did you launch a travel company in the middle of a global pandemic?

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