Melissa L. Bradley is founder of 1863 Ventures, a business development program that accelerates New Majority entrepreneurs from high potential to high growth. She serves as General Partner of 1863 Venture Fund, Venture Partner at NextGen Ventures and serves an venture advisor to Reign Ventures, New Voices Foundation, as well as the Halcyon Fund. She is also a member of the Milken Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Asset Management Initiative, Goldman Sachs’ One Million Black Women Advisory Council, Launch with GS Advisory Council, National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Fast Company Executive Board, Square & Forbes Small Business Advisory Team, as well as the Target Accelerators Entrepreneurs Advisory Council.
Melissa recently became co-founder of Black Joy, a company committed to health, wealth and well-being for the New Majority. She is also co-founder of venture-backed Ureeka, a community where small businesses gain unprecedented access to the expertise needed to grow their business.