More About Melissa
Melissa Wasser is a partner on the Capital Network team, focused on fintech companies.
Before joining Andreessen Horowitz, Melissa was head of the Private Capital Markets group at Financial Technology Partners, helping Series B through pre-IPO fintech companies on private capital raises. Before that, she was at Goldman Sachs for over 10 years, working on private placements for later-stage technology companies and advising financial institutions’ investment banking clients.
Melissa graduated from Penn State University with a degree in finance. Melissa considers herself a coffee connoisseur and, after traveling all around the world, found her favorite beans in Kyoto, Japan, and Kenya’s Masai Mara.
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