Mel has raised and invested $95 million of equity in the western PA region, almost all of it exclusively from high net worth individuals.
He leads financings only for highly selected opportunities and works with the enterprise’s entrepreneur so that he or she can develop
the most powerful articulation of their value proposition and successfully secure the funding they deserve from predominately
what’s known as “super-angel” investors.
Mel also provides CEO coaching and financial advisory services.
"Mel taught me the finer points of fundraising. I thought I knew what to do, and that I was comfortable doing it,
but he showed me that there is a lot more to learn."
-- a CEO of a technology company who had already raised $35 million
"ALung gets Canadian approval to sell Hemolung system"
Pittsburgh Business Times (February 2013)
Fastball of Pitching Your Company" - TechyVent/Pittsburgh
(June 21, 2004)
to the Top" - Pittsburgh Technology Council TEQ (October
Eagle is a Phoenix" - Pittsburgh Technology Council TEQ (April
and Don'ts for the All-Important Elevator Pitch" - TechyVent/Pittsburgh
(June 7, 2004)
Diary: Sometimes, You Just Have to Take the Leap" - Pittsburgh
Post Gazette (April 2003)
the Right CEO Ended a Saga"
Wall Street Journal (June 2002)
Ventures Principal 'Never' Does the Easy Deal - Pittsburgh Business
Times (June 29 - July 5, 1992)