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Founder & Managing Partner | EMVC

Melissa Frakman‚Äč is Managing Partner of Emphasis Ventures (EMVC), an investment firm that backs breakthrough early-stage fintech in India to scale locally and internationalize in partnership with global fintech leaders. Frakman has led Asia investments, new market strategy, and partnerships worth over $1 billion for 15 of the Fortune 100 companies and top pension funds, including products in digital banking, payments infrastructure, and insurance.

Previously Frakman was Vice President of ecommerce unicorn Zomato, India Senior Director at Albright Stonebridge Group, microfinance lending manager, and Financial Services Head of the US-India Business Council. She has been a product advisor to Amazon, Principal Financial, and Remitly and served as guest lecturer on fintech at Harvard Business School, Cornell, and Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore. Frakman is a recipient of the FT Digital Asia Awards, Colin Powell Leadership Fellowship, Ward Medal for Economics, and mentor for the Government of India's Atal Innovation Mission.


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