Russell Samuels

Russell Samuels is a Partner at Whitecap Venture Partners. Russell works closely with Reunion Foods (Mother Raw), Nicoya Lifesciences, Felix Health and PartnerStack. Additionally, Russell worked with Clearwater Clinical and Irystec prior to their acquisitions.

Prior to joining Whitecap, Russell was a Senior Manager on the Corporate & Business Development team at Freshbooks, a growth stage startup and North America’s 2nd largest cloud accounting provider. Russell also spent three years as an Associate at Mantella Venture Partners, a $20M seed stage venture capital fund in Toronto, where he worked on a number of new and follow-on investments including: SurfEasy (Acquired by Opera Software), Unata (Acquired by Instacart), Brave Commerce (Acquired by Rogers, TSX: RCI) and others. Prior to Mantella Venture Partners, Russell spent 2 years as an Analyst at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (“CPPIB”) in the Private Investments group.

Russell holds an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a JD from the University of Western Ontario.