Scott Onder is the Senior Managing Director of Mercy Corps Ventures where he invests in high-impact, high-growth startups in frontier and emerging markets. Mercy Corps Ventures leverages the global reach of Mercy Corps to provide early stage capital, value-added support, and catalytic partnerships so ventures can scale to positively impact millions of people. Scott is focused on investments in startups that drive financial inclusion through blockchain, crypto, and other fintech solutions. Mercy Corps Ventures also backs technology and business model innovations that help communities adapt in the face of climate change.
Scott is on the boards of directors of multiple portfolio companies and of Mercy Corps AgriFin, an initiative supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the MasterCard Foundation, that bundles digital financial and information services over mobile to improve small farmer productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is on the Social Impact Advisory Board of the Diem Association to design and execute impact investing and venture philanthropy approaches to ensure that the Libra payment system drives financial inclusion for billions of unbanked people who need it the most. He graduated magna cum laude from Duke University.