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Emily Warren

Venture Partner

Emily Warren brings a wealth of experience in transportation technology policy and shared mobility services to Fontinalis.


After starting her career as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill and advising local governments on public infrastructure finance, Emily joined Lyft on its first day of operations in 2012. During her tenure there, she founded several operational departments and led national teams focused on transportation policy, public transit partnerships, and community engagement as Lyft expanded across all 50 states. Emily later joined Lime, where she founded the central policy and research team as the company scaled its electric scooter service to 100 cities and 15 countries. As Senior Policy Advisor at Nelson\Nygaard, a national transportation consulting firm, Emily now advises cities, companies, and public transportation agencies as they design policies and programs harnessing the benefits of emerging mobility technologies.


Throughout her career, Emily has distinguished herself as a principled advocate for the potential of technology to build more sustainable urban transportation systems. Her lucid policy analysis, deep knowledge of transportation, and commitment to the public interest have allowed her to bridge the often contentious divide between cities and mobility startups, resulting in creative policy solutions and trusted relationships that move the industry forward.


Emily earned a B.A. in Political Science and Gender Studies from the University of California, San Diego and an M.P.A. in Public Finance from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the advisory board of the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies and a board director for the nonprofit Shared Use Mobility Center and Boston’s LivableStreets Alliance.

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