S1:E12 Maria Malavenda- Partner, KOL Inc

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Maria Malavenda is a transformative leader in Los Angeles who drives innovation by understanding customers deeply and leading through empathy. She is a serial entre/intrapreneur, building successful initiatives at ZoomInfo, Monster, Deloitte, Accenture, and Johnson & Johnson. She is currently Managing Partner at KOL Ventures, investing in startups with products or services to expand women's power and influence. This includes health, consumer products, and technology. Prior to KOL, Malavenda founded EVVEMI, the first-ever data-driven care management platform for beauty and wellness which exited to Unilever.

Malavenda has conducted her career as a strategy and corporate development executive, architecting successful acquisitions, mergers, and exits with the most recent being VP, Strategy & Corporate Development for ZoomInfo. During her tenure, she solidified various strategic partnerships that later led to successful acquisitions (NeverBounce, Komiko, EverString, Datanyze, Clickagy) and positioned ZoomInfo to become one of the most successful IPOs in 2020 out of COVID, performing at 52 percent above market expectations with a valuation of $17 billion.

Malavenda catalyzed several award-winning high-growth ventures in healthcare, consumer products, and technology – including companies acquired by Microsoft, Bosch, and IMG. She has raised more than $4 billion in seed, venture capital, Private Equity, IPO, and post IPO financings’ and achieved considerable returns for investors. In addition to Malavenda’s career success, she continues to provide her thought leadership as an advocate and mentor for women and serves as a board member for Planned Parenthood and Partner’s Healthcare Innovation.

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