Maria Pacella

Venture Partner


Maria has been working with emerging growth companies since 2000, with a main focus in IT-related businesses.  She was most recently Acting CFO of Terramera, Inc., an early stage Ag-tech company, responsible for overseeing general operations. Maria spent eleven years with GrowthWorks Capital Ltd., one of Canada’s largest venture capital firms where she invested in multiple early-stage ventures and served on a variety of boards, mostly in the areas of enterprise software, e-commerce and med-tech. Prior to joining GrowthWorks Capital, Maria worked at a digital media firm assisting the company in operational activities and strategic initiatives. She also worked for Deutsche Bank Securities in mergers and acquisitions across a variety of industries including financial services and technology. She holds a BBA from Simon Fraser University and is a CFA charterholder.

Maria has also served on a number of non-profit boards including BC Centre For Ability and Growing Chefs and is a Past President of the CFA Vancouver Society. As a lover of great food and wine, preferably together, Maria can be often found at a new restaurant or biking/skiing down a Whistler or Vancouver mountain.