Melissa, Founder and Managing Director of Venture Architects and Partner at Krillion Ventures has a twenty-year history of starting, growing and advising private companies and non-profit organizations and is a frequent speaker on the topic of business plan development. Considered an expert in the field of business planning and entrepreneurship, Melissa has led business plan and capital raising seminars as well as judged business plan competitions for, executives, investors, students, and nonprofit organizations across the country.
is a venture capital fund that provides Seed and Series A stage funding to tech-enabled companies based in Miami, New York City and San Francisco. Since 1998, Melissa has worked with over 800 companies that have raised approximately $1 billion in investment capital using business plans developed by Venture Architects
Melissa also played a key role in the strategic planning and launch of three national nonprofit organizations. Melissa created social marketing programs with several Fortune 500 corporations for Do Something and developed national management and leadership seminars with world-renowned experts for the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management. Melissa began her career at The Points of Light Foundation where she co-organized a White House-sponsored, multi-city community service celebration.