Emily Melton has spent over a decade working with early stage companies and has a deep respect and enduring empathy for those who pursue an entrepreneurial path. Emily started her career at Draper Fisher Jurvetson and was exposed to variety of entrepreneurs and companies that spanned the globe.
DFJ was a wonderful platform for learning the venture industry and Emily ultimately spent 8 years at the firm where she was actively involved in a number companies in the firm's consumer and enterprise portfolio. After DFJ, Emily spent a year with Mayfield Fund where she was involved in formulating the firm's mobile and consumer investment strategy. Her primary areas of interest include mobile technology, social media and other consumer-oriented technologies.
Emily previously served on the boards of NearbyNow, RedFin and ShareThis. She was also responsible for DFJ's investments in Meebo (acquired by Google), Kudo (acquired by Google), RichRelevance and Flux (acquired by MTVNetworks). Recently, she was an investor and advisor to Pulse Networks, HealthTap, and PoshMark. Emily holds a BA with honors and distinction in Political Philosophy and an MBA, both from Stanford University. She is a mother to two daughters and is passionate about food, wine, and spending time outdoors.