Maria is a principal at Madrona Venture Group where she invests in technology companies, works with entreprenuers to explore and evaluate business strategies and develops investment themes for the firm. Maria has nearly a decade of deep technology experience garnered through roles at some of the world’s leading technology companies, including Cloudflare, Intel and Boeing. At Cloudflare, a San Francisco – based web performance and security company, Maria was the head of business development where she helped build the company from 25 employees to unicorn status.Prior to Cloudflare, Maria was an investor at Intel Capital with a focus on enterprise technologies and cloud security. She was also part of the Intel-McAfee strategic engagement team helping integrate security into firmware. Before that, Maria held various positions at Boeing specializing in intellectual property management and international business development for the Chinook, Apache and F-15 programs, and unmanned aircraft. She started her career as an analyst at Citibank. Maria grew up in Georgia (the country), received her undergraduate degree from St. Louis University and her MBA from Harvard Business School.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Maria Karaivanova and other top speakers and celebrities.