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Maryanne spent 18 years working in Boston in institutional finance (AXA, Standard & Poor’s and BNP Paribas Asset Management), opening new markets and creating innovative products and services. Upon moving to California in 2010 for a life without snow, she led the custom content effort at Dow Jones and then the financial advertising category for The Wall Street Journal.  Maryanne has deep contacts in Corporate America both in Finance and Marketing.

She was educated at Cornell University—Material Science Engineering, LeMoyne College—Finance, and Whittier College—Law. Always learning, she continues her studies at Stanford with Angel Investing and Financial Modeling & Funding Strategies.  Maryanne is a serious wine collector spending weekend afternoons up in California’s wine country and a founding member of Napa’s Kitchen Collective. She also is an archer and an accomplished hiker.

Expert On:

Silicon Valley
Women in Leadership
Financial Services/FinTech
Blockchain and Cryptocurrency


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Past Speeches and Panels


Betahaus—Berlin, Germany (October 2016, April 2017), Silicon Valley Tips


IBM—SV (January, 2017); How to Monetize the Blockchain

Startup Olé

Startup Olé—Salamanca, Spain (April 2017), Wake Up and Pitch


SECA—Zurich, Switzerland  (July, 2017), Due Diligence—SV Style

Financial Executives International’s CFO Bootcamp

Financial Executives International’s CFO Bootcamp—SF (August, 2017); Raising Capital—Tales from the Trenches


IBM—SV (November, 2017); IBM Executive Lunch—Leadership and Impact in Venture Capital

Survive and Thrive

Survive and Thrive—Kent, CT (September 2017); 12 Things Investors Want to Know about YOUR Startup


FAVE|Founders Access to VCs, LIVE webinar on Female Founders and Access to Capital (January 10, 2018)

American Tamil Entrepreneurs Association

American Tamil Entrepreneurs Association–SV (February, 2018)–The Impact of Blockchain + Demystifying Cryptocurrency and ICOs


Runway–SF (March, 2018); The Impact of Blockchain Technology


  • Focus on Smart Things—November, 15, 2017
  • SF Elevator Pitch—Monthly panelist
  • SV Elevator Pitch—Monthly panelist
  • PitchForce—Monthly panelist
  • ActionSpot Demo Day—December, 2017

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