Converge Co-Founder & General Partner Maia Heymann on perseverance, informed risk and how uncertainty can spark great innovation.

Aug 25, 2020 Beth Monaghan

Maia Heymann is the co-founder and general partner of Converge, a Boston-based venture capital firm that specializes in seed and early-stage investments and “success built on mutual respect.” Maia brings more than 25 years of investment experience, including more than 50 M&A transactions, 17 IPOs, and 22 board and observer roles. But Maia is so much more than numbers. For this Changemakers Q&A, I got to talk to her about how the VC landscape is shifting to become more equitable, what it takes to succeed (do the work, outperform and show your stuff), how this time of extreme uncertainty is sparking exciting innovations such as “pop up manufacturing” and more.

 

 

Topics: Venture Capital, Innovation, Changemakers Series, Women Empowerment, Equity, Women Business Leaders
Beth Monaghan

Beth is the CEO of Inkhouse, which she co-founded in 2007 and has grown into one of the top ranked agencies in the country. Beth’s been recognized as one of the Top Women in PR by PR News, the Top 25 Innovators by The Holmes Report and as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. Beth believes that shared values, and the freedom to create are the foundations of all meaningful work. She brings this philosophy to building a culture of creative progress at Inkhouse.

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