Sujude is an Associate at JAZZ where she both invests in new opportunities and supports existing portfolio companies across all funds. She is most passionate about companies that are building generational health and growing community capital for the 99%.
Sujude started her career off as a Berkeley-trained scientist and was active in green chemistry research at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where she synthesized and tested nanocatalysts for carbon dioxide conversion with the Somorjai Group. She led the integration of Jupyter computation into social sciences research and curricula at the Berkeley Institute of Data Science. She has also worked for an array of community-forward health initiatives at Hopelab and YTH (Youth + Tech + Health) and contributed to projects including Engage, an empowerment program to reduce childhood marriage in Malawi, and Oregon Reminders, a state-funded SMS platform to reduce HIV transmission. Sujude is also active in the MENA-affiliated startup world as a board member of TechWadi and has spent much time in Amman and Dubai, connecting with the entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Prior to JAZZ, Sujude supported investments at Lux Capital and K50 Ventures across frontier tech, digital health, and consumer fintech. She was named a Top Gen Z VC by Business Insider and Bay Area’s 25 Under 25 by San Francisco Business Journal. Sujude holds an MEng in Design from Stanford University and a BS in Chemistry from UC Berkeley.