Samantha Lewis is a Partner at Mercury. Her specific focus is on Mercury’s Power theme, where she seeks to fund startups utilizing web3, data platforms and fintech to rethink the way people access capital and opportunity, build wealth, spend money and organize as communities. Samantha currently serves on the boards of Mercury portfolio companies Topl, a Web3 stealth infrastructure platform, Civitech and Cooklist.
In 2022 Samantha became a Kauffman Fellow, joining the world’s premier venture capital fellowship. She currently serves as the elected Startup Committee Chair for the VC3 DAO, a native web3 investment DAO made up of a vetted network for professional venture capital professionals.
Prior to joining Mercury, Samantha was the Investment Director at Goose Capital, a Houston-based investment group of serial entrepreneurs and F500 CEOs, where she led deal sourcing, structuring and portfolio management. During her time at Goose, she led investments in Syzygy Plasmonics, Rufus Labs, and Emerge. Samantha is a repeat entrepreneur with a background spanning agribusiness, logistics and supply chain, beauty, and deep tech.
Samantha received her MBA from Rice University and a B.A. in Political Science from Texas A&M University. Samantha remains deeply committed and involved in the efforts to build diverse, robust innovation ecosystems. Outside of Mercury, Samantha actively mentors founders and serves on the Advisory Council for Diversity VC Standard and the Investment Committee for DivInc.