Ainhoa Maiz is a Senior Principal at Section 32. She brings nearly a decade of technology-focused venture investing and finance experience with notable companies including Microsoft and Intel prior to joining our firm. At Section 32, Ainhoa specializes in enterprise technology investment sourcing, diligence and deal execution.
Prior to Section 32, Ainhoa served as a Senior Associate for M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, where she contributed to over thirty investments across applied AI/ML, cybersecurity and business productivity. In addition to deal sourcing and execution, transaction structuring and negotiation, Ainhoa was a board director for Pod Foods, and a board observer for Hunters, Ecomedes, Acerta and Webee. As a member of the board, Ainhoa enjoys collaborating with founders and management teams on corporate and financial strategy, fundraising, market positioning and go-to-market strategy.
Ainhoa previously worked as an MBA Associate at YL Ventures, a seed stage cybersecurity fund, and at the University of Chicago Innovation Fund. Prior to that, Ainhoa held several roles of increasing responsibility for Intel Corporation, where she oversaw valuation, reporting, and forecasting for nearly $1b of working capital.
Ainhoa received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Emory University, and studied at the London School of Economics. She holds an MBA with a focus on entrepreneurship, finance and strategic management from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.