Maryam Najafi is a business developer and venture capitalist. She is an active player in the regional and global startup ecosystem and strongly believes that entrepreneurs are the fuel of economic and social growth in all countries. She found angel investment a very powerful platform to foster entrepreneurship and support startups. As the first executive manager of Karaya Angel Investors, she built up all requirements of creating an angel investor group, which led to the formation of the biggest angel network in Iran. She is also the CEO and Board Member at Finnova – a coworking space, accelerator and VC fund based in Tehran, Iran.