Maia Sharpley

Board Member

Maia is Co-founder and Managing Partner of Juvo Ventures. She was previously at Learn Capital, where she was Partner and also served as a board observer to many portfolio companies spanning the globe, across all education subsections including Bloomboard, SoloLearn, Onramp, and Smashcut. Maia has a proven track record of conceptualizing, developing, and optimizing businesses in the US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. She has built and run multiple educational start-ups in addition to leading highly visible initiatives. A recognized thought-leader, her experience spans the globe with deep roots in the K-12, post-secondary education, professional/vocational, test prep, language training, pathways/foundation, and publishing industries.

Previously Maia was also Executive Vice President of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives for Charter Schools USA, as well as Corporate Vice President for Strategy and Innovation with Kaplan, Inc. She also served as Executive Director of Operations for the New York City Department of Education and was a founding member of its Children First team spearheading various reform initiatives.

A graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, CT, Maia earned her MBA from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and is a Kauffman Fellow. She is an avid skier, has traveled extensively, lived and worked overseas, is fluent in multiple languages, and a United States Patent holder.