Melissa Guzy is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures and has more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and a venture investor. Arbor Ventures invests in innovative FinTech start-ups across Asia. With offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo, Arbor’s notable investments include Lufax, the largest marketplace for alternative assets, 2C2P, a leader in payment solution across SE Asia, Stockpile, the first-digital stock savings and gifting company, DeMyst.data, the global leader in alternative credit scoring and Paidy, the first virtual credit card in Japan. Melissa is also the Co-Founder of Quottly, a disruptive education start-up.
Before Arbor Ventures, Melissa was a Managing Director and a member of the Investment Committee at VantagePoint Capital Partners from 2001-2012. In 2007, Melissa moved to Hong Kong to build VantagePoint’s investment practice in the region, establishing offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai.
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 panellist on the Financial Times Top 50 Women in Asia in 2012 and 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 on the Board of HKVCA and Co-Chair of HKVCA Venture Committee, a Hopkins Fellow and participated in the Women’s Leadership Program at Harvard University.