Melissa Taunton

Melissa Taunton is Partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA), one of the world’s largest and most active venture capital firms, where she’s been a partner since 2015. Melissa began her career in technology at Qualcomm, Hewlett Packard and Netopia, leveraging her deep experience in manufacturing and the supply chain. She then transitioned to healthcare, as President of Drip Drop, Inc., which developed and sold a oral rehydration product for hospital and home use. Prior to joining NEA, Melissa was an operating partner at Khosla Ventures. She focuses on executive talent acquisition and investing in founder/CEOs across health tech, enterprise and consumer sectors. In 2014, Fortune named Melissa one of the most powerful women in the next generation of corporate leaders