Maria Drokova is the Founder of Day One Ventures, a venture fund that invests in startups and leads their communications. Day One Ventures has invested in companies such as Superhuman, FutureFamily, DigitalGenius, Domuso, Atoms, CatalogDNA, and Nebia. In 2019, Masha made it onto the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list.
Maria entered the tech industry at Russian Quantum Center, where she worked with Nobel Prize winners and prominent quantum physicists. She later joined Runa Capital as their PR Director and then served as Vice President of Communications at Acronis. Afterwards, Maria launched M&A PR Studio which has worked with companies like WeWork, Houzz, HotelTonight, Gett, and Toptal.