Melendez Vanessa
Milken Scholar 1995
Scholar Profile

Vanessa Melendez

Asset Management


Vanessa founded Accent Partners to make angel, venture, and growth investments in innovative and diverse US-based companies including Hardee Fresh, a vertical farming company, and Yinova, an acupuncture company focused on women's health. She was a founding partner of Zetland Capital, a London-based private equity firm investing in distressed situations in the UK and EU. As a trustee of Children's Aid, she serves on the Investment and Finance Committees. Vanessa lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Neel Mehta.

High school:  Tottenville High School


College Year Degree
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
1999 A.B. Environmental Science