Atusa is a Senior Venture Associate at Blue Bear Capital, engaged in deal flow, diligence and investment activities for emerging technologies within the clean tech and renewable energy sector.

Atusa is the Co-President of Haas Venture Capital Club at UC Berkeley Haas, where she’s currently completing her MBA program. She is the winner of the 2021 Silicon Valley regional Venture Capital Investment Competition, recipient of the Cheit Award and the San Francisco Financial Women Scholarship. Prior to her MBA, Atusa worked within the mining and metallurgy sector for over a decade. She spent a significant time of her technical career at mine sites in remote geographic locations including the Amazon jungle. Atusa remains involved in the mining industry as she is part of the leadership team in Shell Digital Ventures, focusing on sustainable and decarbonization initiatives in mining and asset intensive industries. She received a B.A.Sc in Mechanical Engineering and Environmental Studies at University of Toronto.