Scott Onder is the Chief Investment Officer of Mercy Corps where he leads the agency’s global strategy for impact investing, innovative finance, Web3 initiatives, and strategic partnerships with technology ventures.
Scott is also the Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director of Mercy Corps Ventures, the venture capital arm of Mercy Corps, which invests in high-impact startups developing inclusive fintech, climate resilience, and Web3 solutions in frontier markets.
Through Mercy Corps Ventures (MCV), Scott has invested in 38 seed and early-stage ventures in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. In addition to capital, MCV provides strategic support, pilots, and partnership opportunities to help ventures scale.
Scott is an early investor in Wasoko, Goldfinch, Pula, and Ejara, and is on the boards of portfolio companies that drive financial and climate resilience. He is an active advisor and angel investor in emerging crypto protocols. He graduated magna cum laude from Duke University and is based in the Pacific Northwest.