WhaleShark is a venture partner and capital raising advisory firm, passionate about innovation, social and environmental impact initiatives. Maria is a serial entrepreneur and has wide international network with 12 years of experience in talent scouting, startups-scaleups expansion strategies and fundraising. She is skilled in investor relations. She has an Investment Banker Degree, BA in Wealth Management and Masters in International Management. Founder of YoungPro Network (connecting students & recruiters), Vanilae (future cities) and WhaleShark (connecting startups & investors). Maria is a humanist, and her main interest is education and cognitive development. Proactive in the pursuit of ideas and their transformation into economic values and social impact.