Maria TangarovaHead of Platform

Maria Tangarova

Before joining Chapter One, Maria spent the early part of her career in the creator economy, investing in artists and managing a portfolio of ~$18M in sales at Capital Music Group (Universal). Prior to CMG she led the Texas Chapter of the Recording Academy (GRAMMYs), and served as an advisor to founders in the Texas startup ecosystem. Maria is also the founder of UTalent Records, and Co-Founder of an early-stage music fractionalization experiment called

Maria holds a BBA in Investment Management from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. She is trilingual, and originally from Sofia, Bulgaria.

You can read her writing on her blog, F is for Founders

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  • Book to recommend


  • Music to listen to

    Thank You For The Music by ABBA

  • A film to watch

    The Devil Wears Prada