Venture Architects, LLC positions private companies for success in the capital-raising process through the development of business plans, financial projections, and investor presentations. Since 1998, Venture Architects has worked across a wide variety of industries with over 500 early and growth-stage companies, which have raised approximately $750 million in investment capital.
Melissa Krinzman 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. Ms. Krinzman is the Managing Director of Venture Architects LLC, positions private companies for success in the capital-raising process through the development of business plans, financial projections, and investor presentations.
Since 1998, Venture Architects has worked with over 500 companies that have raised approximately $750 million in investment capital.
In her role as Managing Director of Venture Architects, Ms. Krinzman has led business plan and capital raising seminars for entrepreneurs, executives, investors, students, and nonprofit organizations across the country -- including Cisco Systems, Columbia University, IBM, Independent Sector, MeadWestvaco, New York Angels, New York Software Industry Association, New York University, Northern Trust, Office Depot, Social Enterprise Alliance, Women Presidents' Organization, The Miami Herald, The World Bank, and Yale University.
Prior to launching Venture Architects, Ms. Krinzman was recruited as the President of Tyber USA, the US subsidiary of a European fabric manufacturer and fashion company, where she was responsible for its full P&L start-up activities – including the organization of its import and distribution system, negotiation of an international licensing agreement, and the management of its sales, marketing and public relations efforts.
Ms. Krinzman also played a key role in the strategic plannign and launch of three national nonprofit organizations. Ms. Krinzman 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. Ms. Krinzman began her career at The Points of Light Foundation where she co-organized a White House-sponsored, multi-city community service celebration.
Ms. Krinzman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and American Studies from Tufts University and currently serves as a board member of Ransom-Everglades Alumni Board, Miami Finance Forum and Locust Projects.