Melissa L. Bradley
Published October 7, 2013
Updated April 17, 2021

Melissa Bradley is a co-founder of Ureeka, a platform for small-business entrepreneurs to access resources and educational tools. She founded 1863 Ventures, an accelerator for Black and brown entrepreneurs, and co-founded Sidecar Social Finance, a social impact agency that provides impact investing advisory and capital services. Bradley is also the founder and managing director of New Capitalist, an organization that leverages “human, financial and social capital to create economically profitable and sustainable individuals, businesses and communities.”

Bradley is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Before starting New Capitalist, she served as the CEO of the investment consulting organization the Tides Foundation, bringing together partners and donors. Her expertise in socially responsible investing comes from years of consulting organizations such as the Center for American Progress, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on Family Economic Security and Civic Engagement, and Green for All.

Expertise: Investment, wealth disparities, micro-enterprise, economic and environmental sustainability, entrepreneurship, venture capital, socially responsible business and investing

Location: Washington, D.C.


Twitter: @bradleyml

Bradley speaks at Tides Momentum: “Building Wealth for All”

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