Emmalyn Shaw

Managing Partner, Flourish Ventures

Emmalyn co-manages Flourish and leads investments in startups focused on strengthening the financial health for the masses of U.S. citizens through new technology innovation and disrupting unfair practices such as payday lending. Her recent investments include Brigit, Chime, Clerkie, Cushion, EarnUp, Kin, Propel, SeedFi and Steady. 

 Emmalyn has 20 years of technology investing experience. As a partner at Omidyar Network, Emmalyn co-managed the Financial Inclusion team. Prior to that, she was a venture partner at Oak Investment Partners, deploying over $150 million of capital in companies such as Bleacher Report, Huffington Post, Thrillist, and Demand Media. Before Oak, she led software and internet investments including Tellme Networks, Neoteris, and MySpace at VantagePoint Partners and the Barksdale Group.

 Emmalyn began her career with Morgan Stanley’s Corporate Finance Technology group and MSCI Barra, a leading portfolio analytics software company. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, and a B.A. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

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