Rogue Venture Partners
Caroline Lewis is a Partner at Rogue Venture Partners, an Oregon-based VC firm that invests in seed and Series A tech companies across the US. In addition, Caroline is the Managing Partner for Rogue Women, Rogue Venture Partner's fund dedicated to investing in the best pre-seed women-led startups from across the US.
Dedicated to sharing best practices in entrepreneurship and investing, she volunteers locally and in undercapitalized ecosystems like Iraq, India, and Ukraine. She serves on the boards of World Oregon and Oregon State University's Advantage Accelerator and is a board observer for Stix, Source, and AllVoices.
Prior to Rogue, Caroline was Senior Director of Strategy and Operations for Global Design, Product, and Merchandising at Nike where she managed a $500M portfolio of strategic programs focused on consumer experience, digitization, and Big Data. Prior to being recruited to work for Nike, Caroline was a management consultant for Propeller and Hitachi Consulting, working with Fortune 100 companies on enterprise technology implementations and organizational restructuring.
Her love for startups comes from her early career experience as a founder of an e-commerce business and as a leader at a consumer health product company.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Caroline graduated as a Division 1 field hockey player with an MS in psychology from Davidson College, in Davidson, North Carolina. She then earned an MBA with a focus on entrepreneurship from Portland State University. She lives in Portland with her husband and daughter and enjoys rafting, beekeeping, and skiing.
A member of Class 24, Caroline is serving her fellowship at Rogue Venture Partners under the mentorship of Managing Partner Tom Sperry.