At 21, Samir co-founded his first company, ContentScan, Inc., to build the ComDisDome, an information service for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Samir led the formation of content licensing agreements with key publisher partners. He also inked co-branded marketing partnerships with two leading professional associations - ASHA and AAA - to quickly establish the ComDisDome as a trusted brand across a combined member base of 150,000 professionals.
Samir led the formation of a joint-venture between ContentScan and private equity firm Cambridge Information Group (CIG) to launch Scholar Universe, the world's largest keyword-searchable collection of scholars with over 2 million scholar profiles. This joint venture led to the sale of ContentScan to CIG. Samir then served as an advisor to the Board of CIG and became Innovation Officer for ProQuest.
While at ProQuest, Samir formed and implemented an industry-first cross linking partnership between ProQuest and Elsevier, the worlds largest scientific publisher. Samir also formed a collaboration with the Council of Graduate Schools - the national association of graduate school deans - to create GradShare, an online community for doctoral students and was part of the team that formed unique news and dissertation content sharing agreements between ProQuest and Google.
Samir is Co-Founder of MakeMe, an app for "friendsourcing" personal motivation.