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Rodney Sampson

Veteran tech entrepreneur, angel investor, startup ecosystem builder, published author, philanthropist.

Rodney Sampson is a veteran tech entrepreneur (with two exits), venture investor, selective advisor, four time published author and experienced authority of the evolution of the innovation, entrepreneurship and investment ecosystem for all. He currently serves as Chairman at Opportunity Ecosystem, an inclusive ecosystem building platform; Founding Partner, YesWeCode Fund, a $100 million diversity scholarship fund; Founder of Kingonomics, the nation’s leading advocacy and learning platform for minorities and under-served communities to learn, navigate and master the capital markets and investment ecosystem; and Partner at TechSquare Labs. TechSquare Labs is a technology hub, seed fund and corporate innovation lab located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta near Georgia Tech co-founded with Dr. Paul Judge and Allen Nance. To date, TechSquare Labs’ portfolio companies have raised more than $250 million in venture funding and created more than 1000 high growth jobs. Sampson previously served as the 1st Head of Diversity at Mark Burnett Productions, executive producers of the hit ABC show, ABC’s Sharktank.