Margarida has dedicated her career to helping early stage founders. She spent over 10 years working in ops and finance roles, scaling teams and helping founders fundraise.
She is currently a Principal at Beacon investing in early-stage enterprise companies pre-Series A and offering liquidity to founders post-Series A. Prior to that, she spent over 2 years as interim Financial Director of several consumer and enterprise companies helping them raise rounds of $2m-60m. Previously she was COO at Lifebit growing the team 4x in 6 months and at source(d), a developer tools startup, she led a commercial team of 12.
Engineer turned Entrepreneur turned Investor. Geek. Film buff. Basketball fan. I'm a founding partner at SMOK Ventures where we fund top early stage entrepreneurs based in Central & Eastern Europe. We focus on software and gaming startups.
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