Maria Hala is an investment professional and an angel investor. She has concentrated on the expansion of the Greek entrepreneurial ecosystem and the establishment of the local angel investment community. Maria provides mentoring and coaching on ventures at seed and start-up stage while she helps them find sources of financing. She is focused on four industries, namely medtech, agritech, fintech and tourismtech. Maria started her professional career in the finance sector, where she initially gained her experience and her profound knowledge of the international capital markets through asset manage- ment positions that focused on equity fund management and portfolio allocation. As a Hellenic Capital Market Commission-Certified Fund Manager, she has spent 17 years as a member of Alpha Asset Management A.E.D.A.K., a subsidiary of Alpha Bank. Maria is an active member of EBAN and of the MIT Enterprise Forum Greece, where she has served as a judge at their annual StartSmart competition. She is also a member of the Hellenic Spanish Chamber of Commerce.