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Emmalyn Shaw

Flourish Ventures

Managing Partner

United States


Managing Partner Emmalyn Shaw co-founded Flourish Ventures, a $500M global venture firm that invests in fintechs with purpose. She leads the US portfolio team and sits on Boards of Unit, Kin Insurance, SeedFi, Clerkie, Cushion, EarnUp and Steady. She led the firm’s investments in and provides guidance to Brigit, Chime and Propel. An industry thought leader and advocate for transforming the U.S. financial system to help create financial health, Emm speaks at industry conferences and is a sought-after media source. She is a strong believer in working with marginalized communities and leads her firm's DEIJ efforts. Emm serves in leadership roles at YPO and All Raise. Emm has over 20 years of tech investing as a Partner at Omidyar Network and a Venture Partner with Oak Investment Partners. She was also tech investment banker at Morgan Stanley and holds an MBA from Wharton and a BA from Berkeley where she graduated summa cum laude. She has 20 years of technology investing experience, working closely with entrepreneurs to build large scale businesses. As 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, where she graduated summa cum laude. When not with entrepreneurs, Emmalyn enjoys time with her husband and six kids.

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