Emmalyn has a keen eye for innovative technologies with the potential to upend the traditional financial landscape and strengthen economic resilience. Emmalyn co-manages Flourish and leads investments focused on promoting financial health in the US. She has 20 years of technology investing experience, working closely with entrepreneurs to build large scale businesses. As a 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.
Flourish is an evergreen fund investing in entrepreneurs whose innovations help people achieve financial health and prosperity. Established in 2019, Flourish is funded by Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay. Managed by a global team, Flourish makes impact-oriented investments in personal finance management tools, challenger banks, regulatory innovations, and other technologies that empower people and fosters a fairer, more inclusive economy.