Merci Victoria Grace is an investor and former product leader who specializes in growth, engagement, and design. She’s a partner Lightspeed Venture Partners, where she focuses on the future of work, the future of cities, and playful social networks.
After graduating with a degree in fiction writing from the University of Southern California, she founded a venture-backed social games company, GameLayers. Her first game, PMOG: The Nethernet, was nominated for MMO of the Year in 2009 but lost to World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade.
Merci focused on engagement and paid conversion at Couchsurfing and Gigwalk before joining the workplace collaboration company Slack in early 2015. While at Slack, she ran their Growth team as a Director of Product and took the company from 500k daily active users to over 5M daily active users in less than three years.