Maria Kazandjieva

Maria Kazandjieva is a co-founder and an engineering leader at Graft, an early-stage AI startup. Prior to Graft, Maria worked at Netflix, where her team earned two Emmy awards for technical achievement. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University. Outside of work, you can find Maria kickboxing and trail running, baking and eating carbs, or relaxing with a non-fiction book and her two feline supurrvisors, Foosball and Gemma.



From Netflix to Co-Founding a Startup and How to Make 'Scary' Career Choices

Maria Kazandjieva (Co-Founder and Engineering Leader at Graft) speaks about how to honestly evaluate an opportunity and understand when is the optimal time is to make a move. She encourages you to investigate thought-terminating clichés.