Samantha Lewis is a Principal at Mercury, where she focuses on investments across the firms’ themes, with a specific interest in democratization of wealth and knowledge through fintech and transparency, impact and sustainability. Prior to joining Mercury, Samantha was the Investment Director at Goose Capital, a Houston based investment group comprised of serial entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 CEOs, where she led deal sourcing, structuring and portfolio management. During her time at Goose, she led investments in Topl Inc., Syzygy Plasmonics, Rufus Labs, and Emerge. Samantha is a repeat entrepreneur with a background spanning agrifood, logistics, beauty and deep tech. Samantha received her MBA from Rice University and a B.A. from Texas A&M University. Samantha remains deeply committed and involved in the efforts by Rice, Houston and Texas to build a diverse, robust innovation ecosystem. Outside of Mercury, Samantha actively mentors underrepresented founders, writes data-driven investing articles on Medium, and serves on the executive committee for Houston Women in VC.