I try to predict how well someone will handle rejection. The ability to stand up after getting knocked down defines your success as an entrepreneur.As a partner at DFJ, Emily Melton is looking for entrepreneurs who are genuinely excited about being agents of change and have an almost irrational drive to make things better. Her current portfolio includes BetterUp, Elation Health, Livongo, Ooda Health, Redfin, Shift, Verge Genomics, Vineti, and Wellframe.
Early in Emily's career, she sourced investments in Box (NYSE: BOX), Meebo (Google), Kudo (Google), RichRelevance, and Flux (MTV Networks). She was also an advisor to Pulse Network (LinkedIn), Healthtap, and Poshmark.
A Stanford grad with a BA in political philosophy with honors and an MBA, Emily is drawn to consumer and mobile technology, as well as healthcare technologies and marketplaces.