Maru brings over 17 years of experience in entrepreneurship and fundraising and an extensive network of European late-stage tech entrepreneurs, connecting Red River West with promising sourcing opportunities in northern Europe.
Maru founded her first company, Germany’s first luxury tea brand, when she was 26 and scaled in over 80 retail partners in the DACH region. She is now a Managing Partner of Urania Ventures, a French-German investment firm committed to backing scientific breakthrough technology founders for the long term.
Before that, she founded Super Group, an advisory firm backing global leaders with a purpose-driven tech focus, creating value through growth capital access and strategic partnerships, and preparing founders for a potential IPO. She serves as Chairwoman on the board of Chemovator (the BASF Venture Builder), the foundation committee board of the BAYER Foundation, and the selection board of The Karman Project. In addition, she actively supports and mentors young, diverse talent and supports Space Founders. Maru studied business administration (MBA) at European Business School (EBS) Oestrich-Winkel, San Diego State University (CA, USA), and Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (BA, Argentina).