As a Senior Program Manager for Europe, Marta designs and implements investment readiness programs that find, train and support entrepreneurs solving problems in the region. She is currently leading two initiatives – one supporting women founders in the greentech space in Europe, and another supporting refugee and migrant-related technology globally. Marta joined Village Capital after a decade working in humanitarian aid across Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
She is passionate about the potential for new businesses to cater to vulnerable populations and foster positive social change. Marta graduated with a BA in Anthropology and an MA in Human Rights from the University of Sussex and holds an MSc in Urban Regeneration from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.
Senior Manager Europe - Village Capital
Designs and implements investment readiness programs that find, train and support entrepreneurs solving problems in the region.
I am currently working on a program with the VISA foundation to support women startups founders in the greentech space in Europe. Women in this sector have a tough hill to climb - currently their contemporaries only receive 2% of all capital allocated to startups - they need serious amounts of tenacity and a deep belief in their products to succeed. I am cautiously optimistic that greentech will be the sector that changes this - not only because it is growing so fast, but also because I am personally meeting so many incredible, socially driven women founders working on some of the most promising solutions to climate challenges that are currently under development. They are my main source of hope in this current scary period for the planet. My hope is that by supporting these women now, and showcasing their work and impact we can inspire a future generation of women to pursue impactful and fulfilling careers without feeling like they will face such an uphill battle to get the recognition and funding they deserve.