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Emily Melton is a partner at DFJ where she focuses on consumer and mobile technology, healthcare technologies and marketplaces. Her current investments include BetterUp, Elation Health, Livongo, Shift, Vineti, and Wellframe. 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 (NASDAQ: RDFN), ShareThis, and RichRelevance. Emily spent a year with Mayfield Fund where she was involved in creating the firm’s mobile and consumer investment strategy. 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.
Emily Melton is a partner and co-founder of Threshold. Her portfolio includes BetterUp, Brightline, Elation Health, Imagen, Livongo (NASDAQ: LVGO), Ooda Health, Redfin (NASDAQ: RDFN), Shift (NASDAQ: SFT), Tia, Verge Genomics, Vineti, Vital, Viz, and Wellframe.
In 2019, Forbes recognized Emily on the Midas Brink List. Emily is an active founding member of All Raise, a non-profit dedicated to improving access for women and others to start and invest in companies. She also serves on the board of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).
Emily is a Stanford grad with a BA in political philosophy with honors and an MBA.
Maryanna Saenko joined DFJ as a senior associate in 2017 with a focus on pursuing investments in groundbreaking technology companies. Prior to DFJ, Maryanna was an investment partner at Airbus Ventures, the early-stage investment group of Airbus, where she led a number of deals focused on early-stage aerospace and deep technology companies. Maryanna also worked with Lux Research’s autonomous systems group where she served as a strategic advisor to Fortune 100 companies covering technological and market developments on the path to an increasingly automated world including: autonomous vehicles, robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles, and artificial intelligence. Maryanna is a frequent industry speaker on the future of automation, including recent appearances at Robobusiness, Unmanned Systems Institute, and CES.
Maryanna completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees at Carnegie Mellon University, after which she became a research engineer and worked on projects ranging from autonomous vehicles to MEMS devices for wireless power transfer.
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