Maria Terzi

Co-founder & CEO Malloc Inc

Short Bio:

Dr. Maria Terzi is the Co-Founder and CEO of Malloc - a privacy and data security startup focused on detecting spyware and preventing unattended data recordings or transmissions in mobile devices. Malloc was backed by Y Combinator and received almost $2M seed investment (August, 2021). Maria holds a BSc in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Machine Learning and Recommender Systems from the University of Lancaster, funded by EPSRC. She has previously worked at Google (Zurich), the KIOS Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence, the Cyprus University of Technology and the University of Cyprus, among others. Maria has won two Google hackathons (London 2011,2012), she was selected as a finalist Women TechMakers Scholar (2017), and she was selected as a Secure and Private AI scholar by Facebook (2020). Maria is also the organizing team of hack{cyprus} contributing to the evolution of the tech ecosystem in Cyprus.

Areas of Expertise:

Deep tech, Product-Market Fit, Fundraising/Pitching