Thaleia Misailidou .


In the last 5 years I moved to London, then to Germany, then back to the UK before returning to Greece. I think of myself as mobile and willing to go the extra mile both figuratively and literally.

I came across the startup world in my first job in Munich. I was fascinated by tech and how it was making life easier and business smarter. We were helping startups secure the next fundraising round from the right VC and navigate strategic turnarounds or exit.

I went on to join Merrill Lynch where I had the opportunity to work on billion dollar IPO and M&A deals with extremely passionate and smart people. I stayed there for three happy years until George told me about his plans for Marathon. It could not have been a better fit.

In advisory roles throughout the years, I always enjoyed enabling others reach their full potential.

I can spend days helping founders make plans and form these into realistic roadmaps. Making dreams come true.

I also saw that the ability to innovate and be agile is inversely related to the size of a company.

I ran my first marathon November 2016. The hype is true, yet for me it's not only about the finish line. I remember to enjoy the ride even when I am out of breath.

Once I build conviction on a founder's vision, I will work with them tirelessly in good and bad times.

I am a geek, a Mechanical Engineer with a Masters in Financial Engineering. I like math, Robotics, AI, gaming but also enjoy complicated spreadsheets. Unsurprisingly, I also like superheroes and Marvel movies.