Emily Melton re-joins DFJ as partner

Emily Melton has re-joined DFJ as Partner to focus on early-stage deals in areas including consumer and mobile technology and social media. Melton had worked at DFJ for eight years, and left in 2009 to join Mayfield.

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Melton 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.