Greg Maiatico started his professional career in investment banking in New York. While in New York, Greg began his entrepreneurial pursuits and ultimately moved out west to become part of the burgeoning tech scene in LA, affectionately known as “Silicon Beach.” Greg landed a position at the intersection of startups and finance, and began working with entrepreneurs to more effectively access capital. This passion for supporting entrepreneurs led to him to pursue opportunities in venture capital, and he ultimately secured a position with Touchdown. In addition to his venture work, Greg also spends time advising and mentoring early stage startups in LA.
Greg holds a BA in Organizational Studies and Financial Strategy from the University of Michigan, along with a Master of Accounting from Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He also spent time studying at the London School of Economics, before transitioning into professional life.
In addition to venture capital, Greg enjoys improv and comedy, and has performed at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade. When he’s not working, he enjoys hiking, trying new restaurants and frequent visits to Disneyland. Although an LA resident, he prefers Shake Shack over In-N-Out.
Greg joined Touchdown in 2016 and focuses on investments in the retail and CPG sectors. Prior to Touchdown, Greg spent time in a variety of positions at fintech startups including FlashFunders, an LA-based equity funding platform. There, he focused on early stage deal execution & sourcing, in addition to partnerships with VCs, incubators and accelerators.
Prior to his startup work, Greg spent almost 3 years at Macquarie Group in New York as an Investment Banking Analyst. At Macquarie, Greg was a member of the Diversified Industrials Group, advising clients in M&A and Leveraged Finance related activities.
Favorite teams: Michigan Wolverines and SCLSU Mud Dogs
Favorite players: Allen Iverson and Bobby Boucher
Favorite moment: Game 1 of the 2001 NBA finals, when Allen Iverson drained a 3-pointer from the corner, catapulting the Sixers to a Game 1 victory!