Partner, Innovation Endeavors
Sam Smith-Eppsteiner is a partner at Innovation Endeavors. When it comes to investing, Sam gravitates toward ideas that leverage emerging technology, growing datasets and accelerating learning cycles to improve real-world infrastructure. She’s particularly interested in climate change mitigation; opportunities to bring automation, computation, flexibility, and sustainability to industrial sectors; and how the intersection of biology and technology will change the food we eat, materials we use, and more. Sam led the firm’s investments in and currently sits on the board of: Plotlogic, a company leveraging hyperspectral imaging and ML to optimize mine operations; Machina Labs, which is introducing unseen agility to the manufacturing industry by marrying industrial robotic arms with advanced modeling; Fero Labs, a data-driven tool for optimizing manufacturing processes; and FutureProof, a next-generation insurer focused on climate-related risk.