About Arooj

Arooj Sheikh is a former founder turned venture capitalist. She previously founded Fuze8, a real estate tech startup based in Austin, TX before transitioning into venture capital. As a keynote speaker, advisor, and soon to be author, she’s working towards empowering world changing ideas. Her story has been featured in books alongside individuals the likes of Mark Cuban and Ray Dalio.

VENTURE CAPITAL – Arooj focuses on companies in the pre-seed, seed, and Series A stages. While industry agnostic, she has strong interests in FinTech, Artificial Intelligence, and MarTech (Marketing Tech). Arooj is a huge advocate for diversity in the startup ecosystem and has worked with many firms specializing in supporting female founders.

SPEAKING – As an international keynote speaker, Arooj delights her audiences with captivating anecdotes and actionable advice. She’s spoken to thousands of people and shared stages with highly acclaimed business influencers such as Tim Ferriss.

CONSULTING – Arooj works with startups to create high level strategy that yields results. She’s worked with companies to refine their business model, optimize for CAC & LTV, create their fundraising strategy, and so much more. She specializes in the areas of business and fundraising strategy, marketing, and pitching.


Arooj’s advice and insights have been like the midas touch for our company.

– faisal, ceo of babble (London, uk)

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