Cynthia Maxey oversees stewardship of Naturally Bay Area’s sponsors and development of its membership community. Cynthia enjoys building organizations and supporting early-stage Founders. She is Co-Founder of Food Funded and The Bay Area Food and Beverage Investor Fair, now in its ninth year. She currently serves with Better Food Ventures, an AgTech and FoodTech focused venture capital fund. Cynthia previously served as the first hire at Bee Partners, an early stage venture capital firm, where she helped grow the firm from $7M to $50M+ in AUM.
Cynthia is an avid supporter of UC Berkeley’s startup ecosystem where she has served as an advisor to the CITRIS Foundry and Berkeley SkyDeck accelerator programs, and produced the Berkeley-Haas Food Entrepreneurship Forum and the Berkeley Entrepreneurs Expo for numerous years, and was previously coordinator for CalFounders, UC Berkeley’s entrepreneurship alumni group. Cynthia has been recognized by the Haas School of Business with a Service Award for her efforts helping students excel in entrepreneurship.