Melissa Guzy is the Founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures and has more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley and as a venture investor in Asia and Silicon Valley. Previously from 2001-2012, Melissa was a Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee at VantagePoint Capital Partners. Prior investments include Finisar (NASDAQ: FNSR), Pure Digital ( acquired by Cisco), Oxford Semiconductor ( Acquired by PLX), iWatt ( acquired by Dialogics. Melissa’s current boards include DeMyst.data and Paidy.)
Melissa attended Wellesley College and received a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Florida. She is the author of the paper “Venture Capital Returns and Public Market Performance”. She has been a guest lecturer on the Venture Capital Industry at the University of Florida, Hong Kong University, Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Melissa is a member of the Venture Operating Committee for HKVCA, a Hopkins Fellow and participated in the Women’s Leadership Program at Harvard University.