Melissa Tidwell is currently advising a wide range of technology start-ups ranging from Seed to Series D, while also acting as a member of the Advisory Jury of the NYU Venture Fund. She is formerly the Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Reddit, Inc. where she advised on a wide range of legal and business matters and managed the company’s Communications, Legal, Legal Operations, and Policy teams.
Before Reddit, Melissa was in the legal department at Google, advising the Product, Engineering, Business Development, and Sales teams on a variety of Google products. She started her legal practice at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York before moving to Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco. Melissa earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A from Georgetown University.