Maria is responsible for sourcing investments, executing deals and monitoring portfolio companies. She currently sits on the boards of Monica Vinader, Watchfinder and SwitchmyBusiness, MyOptique, Big Data Partnership and Skills Matter. Maria was previously Managing Director of Birchbox UK, a beauty ecommerce and subscription business. Prior to this, she was on the investment teams at Virgin Group and GMT Partners, where she made investments and monitored portfolio companies, mainly in the digital and media sectors. Maria began her career as an analyst at Goldman Sachs and an Engagement Manager at McKinsey in New York. Maria has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from MIT.