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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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[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.
[TechCrunch] 7 investors reveal what’s hot in fintech in Q1 2023
The global downturn has impacted every sector, but fintech bore the brunt of it as public-market valuations fell off a cliff last year.
Why We Invested in TrueBiz: Startup to Build the KYB Infrastructure of the Future
We are excited to announce our investment in TrueBiz. As fintech-focused investors with a deep interest in regtech and financial services infrastructure as part of a fair financial system, we have been actively tracking the...
Why We Invested in MANTL: Driving Digital Transformation for Financial Institutions Across the U.S.
U.S. financial services infrastructure is in the early innings of a multi-decade digital transformation. From payment rails to core processors, a large portion of our country's “financial plumbing” still sits atop antiquated, slow, and costly...
A Decade of Tech Innovation Fuels Financial Progress for Billions
Data Shows Great Strides Made, Yet Our Work Continues as Economic Worries Remain Just over a decade ago, the World Bank set out to survey 150,000 people across 148 countries to create the first Global...
[Paris Fintech Forum Communities] Interview of Emmalyn Shaw, Managing Partner at Flourish Ventures
Originally posted on Paris Fintech Forum Communities Discover each week a new episode of our exclusive Interview Video Series where top leaders of the Fintech / Insurtech / Banking international scene speak about their vision...
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[TechCrunch Live] Unit CEO Itai Damti and Flourish’s Emmalyn Shaw to explain fundraising strategies
Itai Damti co-founded Unit in 2019 to help businesses integrate banking services into their consumer products.
[PYMNTS] For FinTechs, Outcomes ‘The One Thing' to Focus on in 2022
Many people are in a better financial position than before the pandemic. At least by some metrics. They’ve paid down debt. Perhaps they’ve padded their savings cushions with funding from the waves of stimulus payments....
[Fintech Today Podcast] Investing In The Fintech Future ft. Emmalyn Shaw, Founder/Managing Partner @ Flourish Ventures
Julie is joined by Emmalyn Shaw, Founder/Managing Partner @ Flourish Ventures.
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