Maitree Mervana joined Touchdown Ventures in October 2018 as part of the San Francisco team. Growing up in the Silicon Valley, Maitree was surrounded by the constantly evolving startup ecosystem. She spent the first few years of her career in investment banking at Citigroup, and eventually got involved with Foundermade, a platform that supports consumer products startups and investors. Maitree graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a BA in Business Economics.
Maitree joined Touchdown Ventures in October of 2018. Prior to Touchdown, Maitree spent 3 years at Citigroup’s investment bank in Los Angeles and San Francisco, supporting several M&A and capital raising transactions across the Industrials and Healthcare sectors. In addition to her time at Citi, Maitree also worked with Foundermade supporting entrepreneurs and investors in the CPG space.
Apart from her interest in venture capital, Maitree enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling to new places across the world, discovering new consumer brands, and expressing her creative side through DIY projects. She also volunteers as a personal stylist via Dress for Success (an organization with a mission to empower women to achieve economic independence) and has volunteered as a mentor via Step Up (an organization with a mission to propel girls living in under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential).
Favorite Teams: Golden State Warriors and UCLA Bruins
Favorite Entrepreneurs: Jeff Bezos, Emily Weiss, Payal Kadakia
Favorite Places: Greece, Italy, Morocco