About Me

I created the Mela & Sharpe brand as a fusion of my name – simple as that. I have over a decade of experience in running my own businesses, signposting to great professional contacts, and making a fantastic impact on other businesses when it comes to things like investor readiness, capital raising and business strategy.

In that time, I’ve become the go-to woman for writing strong business plans and creating powerful pitches that wow lenders and really catch the eye of business investors.

I am an Investor Relations Advisor and Investment Business Mentor focusing on Pre-seed, Seed and Series A rounds. I help ambitious and scalable businesses navigate the private equity  landscape, build a strategic roadmap and drive their business to an ‘investor ready’ stage. I also offer expert analysis of already built pitch decks and businesses that are all ready to fundraise. For businesses thinking of Crowdfunding, I have excellent partnerships with crowdfunding platforms and will work with your venture, making sure all your ducks are in a row and fast track your application.

I am industry/sector agnostic but do especially love businesses from women and BAME founders.

On top of my 1 on 1 strategic investor consulting, I work with well respected organisations delivering events and masterclasses on enterprise and investor readiness,  an MBA student at The University of Leicester and also their Entrepreneur in Residence helping students and Alumni businesses get investment ready. Past collaborations include Uber, Enterprise Nation City University of London, Barclays and HSBC. I am also a mentor at Virgin Start Up, Prince’s Trust, DMU and LaunchLabs

I love working with people, and so it’s been a joy over the years to meet, work with and learn from so many wonderfully talented and successful business minds. As a result, I enjoy a number of prominent partnerships in my line of work, including those with Crowdcube and Seedrs, meaning that I’m often viewed as the perfect starting point for new business ventures to launch or for existing small businesses to take the next leap in their growth. With access to an extensive network of investors and investment firms, I know I’m in a great position to introduce businesses – perhaps just like yours – that I feel would be a good fit for your specific projects and relationships.