Melissa Cheong

Member of the Investment Committee (Private Equity Partnerships)

Melissa Cheong is a Managing Partner of Blackhorn Ventures, an investment firm focused on redefining industrial resource efficiency, where she balances her time between managing the firm’s strategic goals, procedures and policies, creating partnerships and working with talented and inspiring company founders, and developing the firm’s investment strategy for current and future funds. Melissa has 20 years of industry experience, with her most recent roles focused on social impact investing.

Prior to Blackhorn Ventures Melissa was Chief Investment Officer at Zoma Capital, the private family office of Ben and Lucy Ana Walton, and held various positions at Treehouse Investments, Imprint Capital (now Goldman Sachs-Imprint), Plainfield Asset Management and Deutsche Bank. Melissa holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Chicago, where she was a recipient of the Richter Grant. She received an MBA from Columbia Business School, with a concentration in Finance and International Development.