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Emmalyn is a co-founder and managing partner of Flourish Ventures, an early-stage global venture capital firm that invests in mission-driven entrepreneurs and industry influencers working towards a fair financial system. Emmalyn leads the firm’s US investment team. Her current portfolio of disruptive fintech companies includes Brigit, Chime, Clerkie, Cushion.ai, EarnUp, Jetty, Kin, Mantl, Propel, Skipify, Steady, TrueBiz and Unit.

She has 23 years of venture investing experience, working closely with entrepreneurs to build large scale businesses. Prior to launching Flourish, Emmalyn was a partner at Omidyar Network where she co-managed the Financial Inclusion investment team. She joined Omidyar from Oak Investment Partners where she spent more than eight years deploying $200+ million in leading technology companies. Before Oak, Emmalyn invested across late stage technology companies with VantagePoint Partners and early stage innovators with the Barksdale Group, venture fund led by former CEO of Netscape, Jim Barksdale.

Prior to her work in venture, Emm worked as an investment banker in Morgan Stanley’s Technology group during the 90s. She began her career as a product manager for fintech company, MSCI Barra, a leading portfolio analytics software company.

Emm holds an MBA degree from the Wharton School of Business, and a BA degree in Economics and minor in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley, where she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She is a member of the YPO Golden Gate Chapter. When not with entrepreneurs, Emmalyn enjoys time with her husband and six kids.

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[Axios] Exclusive: Waste management payments firm CurbWaste raises $10M
Curbwaste, a SaaS software and payments provider to the waste management industry, has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Flourish Ventures, the company tells Axios exclusively.
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CurbWaste: A Startup Poised to Transform the Waste Management Industry
Flourish invested early in embedded finance at the infrastructure level (with fintech startups like Unit) and at the services level with portfolio companies such as ShopUp that were at the start of the embedded finance...
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[The Financial Technology Report] The Top 25 Women Leaders in Financial Technology of 2023
The Financial Technology Report is pleased to announce The Top 25 Women Leaders in Financial Technology of 2023.
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[Fintech Leaders Podcast] What Motivates Mission-Driven Founders, Why Specialist Funds Win Big, Investing in Global Fintech
Miguel Armaza interviews Emmalyn Shaw, Managing Partner at Flourish Ventures, an $850 million global fintech-focused fund.
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We’re Doubling Down on Investing in Fintech Entrepreneurs with $350M in Fresh Capital
Today we are thrilled to announce a significant milestone with our early-stage global venture fund, as we’ve secured a new commitment of $350 million. This funding comes on top of the initial $200 million in...
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[Alloy] Women in fintech: What fintech leaders are looking forward to at Money20/20 2023
Money20/20 is just around the corner, and we’re getting excited for our annual Women in Fintech event. Every year, we get together to honor and network with women and nonbinary people who are transforming the...
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[TechCrunch] TC Startup Battlefield master class with Flourish Ventures
Every business needs to figure out how to create a sticky product, and identifying where your product fits in the market is crucial to a strategy that leads to an offering that keeps customers returning.
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[Flourish Conversations] Infrastructure Leaders Driving Real Economic Value and Impact
Managing Partner Emmalyn Shaw sits down with leading fintech founders from Alloy, Clerkie, Skipify and Unit...
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[Flourish Focus] A One-on-One with Guy Assad, Co-Founder & CEO, Clerkie
Emmalyn Shaw, Co-Founder and Managing Partner sits down with Guy Assad, the Co-Founder & CEO of Clerkie to learn how this rising fintech is automating the process to prevent delinquencies and is helping borrowers and...
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Investment Update: Clerkie - The AI-Powered Financial Automation Platform Repairs America’s Broken Debt System
The average American debt levels continue to grow at alarming rates.
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