Sam Tabar is a leading lawyer and capital strategist. In January 2015, he added a startup company called THINX to his portfolio of investments. THINX is a company that helps African and American women. The company specializes in underwear that helps incontinence and menstruation. THINX was started by a Kickstarter campaign. Currently, the company offers five different types of functional and fashionable underwear.
THINX is special to Tabar because of its financial support and unique business model. It is a company that encourages others to give back to the community and help global issues through any purchases made. For example, for every item bought a Ugandan woman is given seven reusable, washable cloth pads. This enables a woman to be able to go to work or school during her menstruation. In the past, women did not have the resources to be able to leave their home during menstruation and had to remain at home.
THINX was started by a group of women. Mutual friends introduced these women to Tabar. While Tabar was not seeking out any investment opportunities at that time, he was interested in the business model of the company. THINX was able to become successful because of the financial support it received from a Kickstarter campaign and various crowdfunding campaigns.
Currently, THINX products are available through wholesale distribution and the company’s website. There are five different styles that are available in the THINX line that offers women the confidence and comfort they need during menstruation. There is even a manifesto on the website that allows customers to sign proving that their purchase has helped a women stay in school.
After graduation from Columbia Law School, Sam Tabar began his working career at Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP as an associate. During his time at Skadden, Tabar helped advise his clients on investment management agreements, hedge fund formation and structure, side letters, private placement memoranda, regulatory and compliance issues, and employment issues. In 2004, Tabar began working with SPARX Group Co./PMA Investment Advisors. He soon became the Managing Director & Co-Head of Business Development at SPARX. Next, he became the Director and Head of Capital Strategy for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Asia-Pacific Region. In 2013, Tabar became the Senior Associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. In 2014, Tabar left Schulte.