Diana Melencio

Diana Melencio
Partner
XRC Labs
Diana is a Partner at XRCLabs. Previously, she was an investor at WISE Ventures. Diana built and scaled two companies in retail and consumer tech, including Cohort 1 company QUINN, securing funding and successfully leading major partnerships: most notably with the Hudson’s Bay Company, Neiman Marcus, MasterCard, and Hearst Media. Prior to starting these companies, she spent a decade investing and consulting across the Retail, Consumer and Healthcare sectors for reputable $12B+ funds in San Francisco and New York.

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Tuesday
January 18
12:00 pm12:30 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Room 409, Twilio Stage
Consumers today are shopping and paying differently, with the adoption of alternative payment solutions–including Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL)–skyrocketing to reach over 45 million US consumers ages 14+ in 2021. But the opportunity for retailers embracing innovative payment options doesn’t end at checkout. In this session, innovators in retail and payments will dive into how these platforms can help… Read more
Sunday
January 16
12:00 pm12:30 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Room 409, Twilio Stage
With less than 2% of all monies raised by founders in 2021 going to Black and Brown founders, the road to an inclusive, diverse and equitable startup community seems long, but does it have to be? From fundraising, to corporate introductions, to term sheets, and everything in between, we take a look at new approaches to sourcing, funding and acquisitions to level out the playing field—from experts… Read more