Maia has invested in and financed tech companies for 20+...
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James has been an active seed-stage investor in mobile, cloud, consumer and enterprise software for more than 15 years. He has been on the boards of many early stage technology companies and is passionate how companies can best transition from seed to scaling.
He helped shape the transformation from Converge Venture Partners’ predecessor organization, CommonAngels, and has been a leader in shaping the professionalization of angel investing, co-founding two associations with the help of the Kauffman Foundation.
James has been on the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council and the Board of the MIT Alumni Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Plan II Liberal Arts Honors Program at the UT-Austin, a master’s degree in political science from UCLA, and an MBA from MIT. James also is an avid rower and member of Cambridge Boat Club.
Ash Egan joined Converge Venture Partners in April 2015 as our Analyst. In this role, he supports current portfolio companies, sources prospective investments, and handles platform growth reporting to the Managing Directors. Previously, Ash worked with Elevator Fund in New York City where he focused on Digital Media, Frontier Tech, Financial Technology, and Cyber Security companies. Ash is a graduate of Princeton University where he studied Politics and captained the varsity Squash team.
Senior Managing Director
Maia has invested in and financed tech companies for 20+ years. She joined Converge Venture Partners as the Senior Managing Director in 2013.
Maia was previously a Managing Director at Shott Capital Management, a $2.7Bn institutional LP investing in VC and PE funds. Prior to Shott, Maia headed BancBoston Ventures, post Bank of America’s acquisition, and managed a $330M venture capital portfolio. She was previously based in Palo Alto for 10 years where she opened and ran the west coast office for BancBoston Ventures. Prior to that, as a technology banker, she underwrote corporate finance deals for public and private tech companies while at Bank of Boston’s High Technology Group in Palo Alto and Robertson Stephens.
Maia received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Wellesley College, and was elected into Phi Beta Kappa.