Maria Palma

Principal

Maria Palma
Hometown
Beaver Dam, WI
Joined in
2015
First Job
Librarian
Industries of interest

Maria is a Principal at RRE, where she focuses on fintech, crypto, and consumer investments. Prior to being a Principal, Maria was the VP of Business Development and Head of Platform at RRE Ventures, where she was responsible for working with portfolio companies and F500 Leadership Teams to drive initiatives that helped founding teams grow and scale or expanded RRE’s presence within and beyond the NYC ecosystem. She also believes in creating greater access to venture, regardless of your own inherent network. If you are a founder who would like to get in touch but doesn't know Maria, please email her at maria@rre.com with the title "Founder Reachout", a pitch deck, how much you are raising and an answer to the following prompt "From a leadership perspective, how have you developed and changed over your career to date and how do you think you will evolve in your current endeavor?" (this is not intended to be a background about you, but more specifically about your leadership style and how you've evolved as a professional so far).

Prior to RRE, Maria was Chief of Staff and Executive Director of Business Development for a NY-based ad tech company, Eyeview.  Maria began her career at General Electric in Operations Management & Supply Chain. She holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from UW-Madison.

Outside of work she is the board chair of a nonprofit, African Entrepreneur Collective, that works with entrepreneurs in Africa across urban, refugee and rural environments to drive job growth. She is also the President and Co-founder of NYC BLEND, formed to help underrepresented founders in New York gain access to venture capital.

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