Maisha Leek is a startup advisor and investor. She has spent the last six years working at venture firms and startups in consumer tech, CPG, B2B SaaS and frontier technology. She's worked at companies backed by leading investors and smaller players in the startup space. Most of her angel investing, all of her work within startups, and many of her efforts within venture firms prioritized underrepresented founders. Before working in startups, she spent five years as chief of staff on Capitol Hill (House), overseeing the appropriations work for CJS and Energy & Water Committees.