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M. Jaione Maiz

Anzu Partners

Jaione Maiz is a Principal at Anzu Partners with a focus on investing at the intersections of life science and innovative technology. She also supports portfolio companies in business development, strategy, and product development.

Prior to Anzu, Jaione was a Director of Business Development at Zymergen, supporting life science and healthcare partnerships with Fortune 500 companies. Before Zymergen, Jaione supported new drug discovery company formation, development, and partnering at Inception Sciences, an incubator within venture fund Versant Ventures.

Jaione has a Ph.D. in Neurobiology from UCLA, a bachelor’s from Northwestern University, and is a Kauffman Fellow.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Jaione earned her PhD in neurobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a bachelor's degree in biology from Northwestern University. She also completed a certificate of business at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Jaione is currently involved as a mentor with several programs that support life science entrepreneurs, including Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable (OBR), Springboard Enterprises, and the National Institutes of Health Neuro Startup Challenge.

Jaione is part of Class 20. She completed her fellowship at Inception Sciences (Versant Ventures).