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Venture Mechanics Mentor

Melissa Reaves

Bestselling Author, Executive Storytelling Mentor,  Founder and CEO of Story Fruition LLC

Melissa Reaves is an Executive Storytelling Mentor & Advisor who helps professionals hone the craft of business storytelling for a variety of use cases. Her thriving company, Story Fruition, mentors Executives globally as she shows them how to create "Mind Movies" that mesmerize their listeners. Since Story Fruition's launch, she has helped founders secure over $70M in funding!


Her team of certified Story Fruition coaches have trained teams at Microsoft, Broadcom, World Affairs Council, Washington State University's Executive MBA program, Seattle U's Entrepreneur program, The Korean Start-Up Center, and an expansive list of 100's of start-ups and nonprofits. Story Fruition is also the pitch coach for Seattle U's Business Plan Competition and Founders Live. They have also coached founder into the Pegasus Tech Competition as well.


Story Fruition offers corporate workshops, investor pitch decks, Story Library Building and private 1:1 coaching and keynote coaching. Her interactive and entertaining business book, The Storyteller's Mind Movie, hit #1 in Business Communication, and Running Meetings and Presentations in US, CANADA, GERMANY, UK, and AUSTRALIA.


Melissa's own award-winning storytelling has been seen on The Moth Story Slam stages, multiple Podcasts, Ignite Seattle (2x), Story Collider, NPR and PBS. She walks the storytelling talk

Mentor Interests:

Public speaking, presentations, pitch deck coaching, storytelling, executive leadership

Some of our mentors hold office hours and are available to book meetings with for members of our incubator program. If you are interested in scheduling time with our mentorship team, please use the Archie app. Apply to be a member of our incubator program to get started.

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