Melissa Frakman
Emerging Markets Fintech Investor
Melissa C. Frakman is an emerging markets fintech venture investor and strategy advisor to Fortune 500 and high-­growth private companies focused on next-­generation financial services innovations transforming the world, including in payments, credit, capital markets, insurance, and early AI & blockchain pilots. Recently featured on the 2017 Innovate Finance PowerList of Women in Fintech and during 15 years driving global business with a focus on India, Melissa’s prior roles have included Vice President of North America Operations for Zomato (formerly Urbanspoon), International Business Development Head at Sabre Systems, Senior Director for South Asia at Albright Stonebridge Group, and Financial Services Director of the U.S.-­India Business Council where she launched the U.S.-­ India Electronic Payments Working Group in 2013 to progress the country’s fintech ecosystem including initiating a mobile wallet partnership now serving 5M+ transactions daily. She is an advisor to Remitly and mentor at 1776. A recognized expert on leapfrog financial services, Melissa has been a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School, Cornell Business School, New York University, and cited in the Financial Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal.