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Maria Thomas

Axios Ventures
CEO
Washington, DC

Maria is a pioneer and business leader in the consumer Internet world.  She is the former CEO of Etsy, long-time SVP & GM of NPR Digital and early product leader at Amazon.com.  In 2010, Maria formed Axios Ventures to help entrepreneurs and legacy organizations alike crystallize ideas and build foundations to support lasting businesses.  She is currently advising several led start-ups, including Thrillist/JackThreadsBetter Lesson, and Relay Foods.  Maria also serves on the Boards of MIT's OpenCourseware Initiative and the Cherie Blair Foundation's Mobile Initiative. In 2011, Maria was named by Business Insider one of New York's Top 100 Angel Investors.