Maria is President and CEO of the Partnership Fund for New York City, which aims to help foster growth in emerging technology sectors in New York City and has made more than 175 investments in businesses and non-profit projects in all five boroughs to promote the local economy.
Maria will discuss what she sees as the emerging investment opportunities in NYC and share valuable knowledge from her career in financial markets and early stage investing. She will also discuss trends in some of the Fund’s focus areas: fintech/ insurtech, life sciences and smart cities. Additionally, Maria will discuss the emerging trend of technology as a tool for impacting disadvantaged populations, which is a key focus area for the Partnership Fund.
We hope you can join us for what is certain to be an informative Q&A with one of New York’s leaders in the investment and emerging tech community.
Please note that no refunds will be issued.
President and CEO of the Partnership Fund for New York City
Maria has served as the President and CEO at the Partnership Fund for New York City for over a decade. In addition to managing the funds investment arm, Maria has been responsible for the implementation of several strategic initiatives, including: New York Digital Health Accelerator, NYCSeed, BioAccelerate Prize NYC, Arts Entrepreneurial Loan Fund, and the ReStart Central and Financial Recovery Fund.
As a FinTech specialist ranked No. 13 in Institutional Investor’s
Partner at Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips
Joanna Stone Herman is a Partner at Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips and serves as the Media Industry Group Leader for Oaklins, our affiliated global investment bank with 65 offices in 43 countries. Prior to joining Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips in 2011, Joanna worked in several senior executive roles including as SVP Global Strategy for LexisNexis, EVP of Corporate Development for Thomson Financial Corporate Group, VP of Strategy for Thomson Learning and Director of Strategy for Dow Jones. Joanna also served as CEO and co-Founder of Librify, a technology start-up that was the exclusive e-book platform for Target, sold to Scribd in 2015. Joanna has a B.S. and Masters degrees from MIT and an MBA from HBS.
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