Melissa Barash

Member Since 2021

Melissa Barash

Venture Partner | Community-builder

Asheville, North Carolina Area

Melissa Barash is an ever-curious leader who is passionate about the meaningful connections that empower others to succeed. She was most recently founding partner of Left Tackle Capital where she supported emerging fund managers and bold allocators who understand the future of investing is diverse. She is also a venture partner for Republic, a board member for The Sumaira Foundation for NMO, and works with early-stage startups focused on social impact. Cause Artist selected Melissa as one of 36 Social Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2020.


  • Management
  • Marketing
  • SaaS


August 17th, 2021

How to build a community that sticks

Whether you’re seeking brand loyalty, product feedback, new connections, or bold solutions, there are four ways you can ensure your community will stick. 

June 8th, 2021

16 ways to build a strong community around your brand

If you want to build a brand that lasts, start by creating a community of like-minded consumers and advocates of your product or service.

May 28th, 2021

15 tips to encourage vigorous (but respectful) workplace debates

Debate in the workplace is essential to collecting and considering diverse opinions, but it must be done respectfully.

May 27th, 2021

15 essential questions to ask before you seek capital for your business

Seeking capital to fund growth can come with strings attached, so it's important to ask yourself and your investors the right questions.



  • Venture Capital
  • Crowdfunding
  • social impact


Social impact & nonprofit