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Melissa Taunton

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Operating Partner, Khosla Ventures. Previously Director, Schweichler Price Mullarkey & Barry.

Operating Partner, Khosla Ventures. Previously Director, Schweichler Price Mullarkey & Barry.

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Hampton Creek Foods;


Operating Partner Khosla Ventures January 2014 - present
Director Schweichler Price Mullarkey & Barry December 2012 - January 2014
President Nanolyte, Inc. May 2011 - March 2012
President Drip Drop Solutions Inc. December 2009 - October 2011
Strategic Alliances Netopia July 1998 - January 2002
Packaging Strategy Gap Inc. 1999 - 1999
Procurement: Global Contract Manufacturing and Media Specialist Hewlett-Packard May 1996 - May 1998
Supply Chain Consultant Qualcomm October 1995 - May 1996


University of KwaZulu-Natal
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of San Diego Marketing, Strategy, Branding

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Mobile
  • • Smart Home
  • • Travel
  • • Social Impact
  • • Recruiting
  • • Healthcare
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Wellness
  • • Fitness
  • • Nutrition

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Zorawar Biri Singh
We worked together  •  Advisor/Advisory Board Member, Advisor/Advisory Board Member.
Melissa understands people and talent; she gets SV and the start up ecosystem, she is well networked and works hard. Motivated, driven and a ... mbitious, she will succeed at whatever she does.
Chris Albinson
We worked together  •  Managing Director, Founders Circle Capital and Co-founder and Past Chairman, The C100.
She is a rock star! Melissa knows, discovers, and motivates talented people better than anyone I know!
John Battelle
They're my friends  •  Chair, Co-Founder, CCO NewCo/OpenCo and Exec Chair, sovrn Holdings
Anyone would benefit from Melissa's insights as an advisor.