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Emily Zhao


Based in San Francisco, CA

Emily is an investor at Salesforce Ventures focused on AI/ML in addition to spending time across developer tooling, cybersecurity, vertical SaaS, and health tech. She joined Salesforce Ventures in the spring of 2022 and recently helped launch its $250M Generative AI fund and led the initial investments in the fund, including Anthropic, Cohere, and

Before joining Salesforce Ventures, Emily was an investor at Avenir Growth Capital, a venture-growth fund based in New York, where she spent most of her time on vertical SaaS, health tech, and application software. Before Avenir, Emily was an associate in the Private Equity group at Blackstone and invested in corporate buyout transactions. She started her career at JPMorgan and holds a BA in Economics and Art History from Dartmouth.

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Welcome, Hugging Face!

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Welcome, Protect AI!

Announcing our investment in Protect AI, a category creator defining the MLSecOps space with a platform that addresses the security challenges faced by AI and ML systems.

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