Samantha Lewis is a Principal at Mercury, where she focuses on investments across the firm’s themes. Her specific focus is on Mercury’s Power investment theme, where she seeks to fund startups utilizing blockchain and/or fintech innovation to rethink the way we, as individuals, access capital and opportunity, build wealth, spend money and organize as society. Samantha currently serves on the boards of Mercury portfolio companies Topl, a Web3 stealth infrastructure platform and Cooklist.
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 across America and specifically in Texas. Outside of Mercury, Samantha actively mentors underrepresented founders and serves on the Advisory Council for Diversity VC Standard and the executive committee for Houston Women in VC.