Emily Melton is a partner at DFJ and has spent more than a decade working with early stage companies. She has deep respect and enduring empathy for those who pursue an entrepreneurial path. Emily's primary areas of interest include consumer and mobile technology, healthcare technologies and marketplaces.
She serves on the board of directors for Wellframe and Shift.
Emily started her career at DFJ and spent eight years at the firm where she sourced and became actively involved in consumer and enterprise investments including Meebo (acquired by Google), Flux (acquired by MTVNetworks), Kudo (acquired by Google), Redfin, ShareThis, and RichRelevance. Emily spent a year with Mayfield Fund where she was involved in creating the firm’s mobile and consumer investment strategy. Emily previously served on the boards of NearbyNow, Redfin, and ShareThis. Recently, she was an advisor to Pulse Networks (acquired by LinkedIn), HealthTap, and PoshMark.
She 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.
Fund's investment verticals: consumer applications, e-commerce, cloud, enterprise software, big data and new technology.