Vice President

Nina Essandoh joined Corazon Capital as a Vice President in 2022. Before Corazon Capital, she worked with Baird Capital focusing on Industrial Technology private equity investments. Nina also was a Senior Investment Associate with the Black Angel Technology Fund, an enterprise software and consumer tech angel investment fund. Earlier in her career, Nina was a Senior Associate with RLJ Equity Partners, a middle-market generalist private equity fund, and an Investment Analyst with Vantage Capital, a pan-African mezzanine debt fund.

Nina began her career in investment banking with Credit Suisse, focused on industrial and consumer products businesses. During her career, Nina has worked in 12 cities across four continents. Her desire to partner with and spotlight unique early-stage businesses founded by diverse global entrepreneurs led her to join Corazon Capital.

Nina received her BA with Honors in Economics from Spelman College and her MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Nina currently lives with her husband in Chicago. She is a self-described foodie who enjoys international travel, non-fiction reading, and house music.