Melton rejoins DFJ five years after leaving for Mayfield Fund


Emily Melton DFJFormer DFJ investment professional Emily Melton has rejoined the firm five years after leaving to join rival Mayfield Fund.

Melton spent eight years at DFJ sourcing and working on consumer and enterprise investments such as Meebo and Kudo, which were both acquired by Google.

She spent a year with Mayfield working on creating the firm’s mobile and consumer investment strategy.

In January 2013 she was hired by US Venture Partners as a partner to boost its mobile, consumer and social media investments.

California-based DFJ held a $470m final close for a growth strategy vehicle earlier this month thanks to an oversubscribed fundraising.

The vehicle will target private technology companies that are “scaling rapidly” and “poised for category leadership”, the firm said.

Paired with DFJ Venture XI, the $325m early-stage focused fund it announced in February, the firm has raised nearly $800m in fresh capital.

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