Baheejah serves as an Investment Associate at Collab Capital, an early-stageventure capital firm committed to empowering Black founders driving innovation incritical sectors: work, care, and infrastructure. Located in Atlanta, GA, Baheejahplays a vital role in advancing Collab Capital's mission of providing access to capitalfor underrepresented entrepreneurs. Her responsibilities encompass sourcing, duediligence, portfolio support, and staying attuned to industry trends, facilitatingvaluable insights and deal flow.
Baheejah's expertise lies at the intersection of finance and technology. Prior to herrole at Collab Capital, she held the position of Investment Associate at VestigoVentures, a prominent early-stage FinTech venture capital fund headquartered inCambridge, MA. Before Vestigo, Baheejah excelled as the Canadian and LatinAmerican Regional Lead for Twitter's Corporate/Revenue Finance division. Hercareer commenced at J.P. Morgan, where she assumed a hybridCommercial/Investment Banking role within the Financial Institutions Group.
She is a distinguished graduate of Spelman College, earning a B.A. in Economicswith Magna Cum Laude honors and Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Departmental Honors. Beyond her contributions at Collab Capital,Baheejah is the Founding Co-Lead of BLCK VC's Boston Chapter, dedicated to empowering Black investors in the venture capital realm.She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Make A Play Foundation, a nonprofit focused on preparing underrepresented athletesfor executive careers in competitive industries. Furthermore, she lends her expertise to the Investor Advisory Board for the HBCUFounder's Initiative, engaging entrepreneurial HBCU students and alumni in addressing wealth gap disparities. Baheejah also serves asan Advisory Board Member for the CFO Leadership Council, the nation's largest non-profit membership base for CFOs. She has been aVenture Mentor, Advisor, Panelist and / or Judge for various institutions including The Wharton School, Techstars, Microsoft forStartups, Art Basel’s Black Founder’s Demo Day, TiE Atlanta, Georgia State University’s Investor Roundtable, Startup Runway, and more.
In addition to her professional commitments, Baheejah enjoys globe-trotting, savoring diverse cuisines with her favorite travelcompanions. She finds solace in the enchanting notes of jazz music, indulges in Shiatsu massages, and embraces yoga for holisticself-connection. Baheejah wholeheartedly embraces the mantra, "Lean into discomfort. We grow the most when we're uncomfortable,"guiding her in both her personal and professional journey.