Maria Shiao

Business Angel and Advisor

Angel investor, advisor and consultant to technology startups and their growth ecosystem.  

Her investment portfolio covers a broad range of technologies and verticals, with particular predilection for enterprise SaaS and IoT.

For more than 20 years, Maria developed new businesses and markets for leading telecoms and IT companies such as AT&T, IBM (Next Gen Networks, Cloud) and Cisco (IoT, Industrial Internet and Smart Cities)

Maria is a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and serves on the IT&Communications and the Built Environment Panels, focusing on intra/entrepreneurship and how to foster innovation and change in physical industries.

A dual Spanish/French national, Maria has also lived in the USA, Belgium, and for the last 13 years, in the UK.  She holds a BS (Honors) in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, a MS in Electronics from Telecom ParisTech, and an MBA (Honors) from ESSEC.