Mr. Najee Goode
Super Bowl Champion and Co- Founder, VEEPIO
Najee Goode is a Super bowl Champion, 9-year veteran linebacker in the National Football League, current Director of Strategic Marketing for the NFL Alumni, and Co-founder and Chief of Fan-Engagement for VEEPIO.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Goode comes from a family of athletes. Najee and his father, John Goode a former NFL tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles are the first father son combination in Eagles history. Najee and his family represent multiple State Championships, a National Champion in the NCAA, The Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl 52 Championship, and five NFL teams. For Najee, sports is a family business.
Najee Goode’s career has been focused on sports and innovation. His recipe for success is to fuse his work ethic and experience as a player on the field with concepts learned during the pursuit of his industrial engineering degree from West Virginia University. After entering WVU as a walk onto the football team, Najee earned a full athletic scholarship for football, achieved an Industrial Engineering degree and joined the National Society of Black Engineers before getting drafted into the NFL.
In January of 2020 Najee and his co-founder Jonathan Ohliger have received the distinction of Vantage Ventures Entrepreneur in Residence. Vantage matches disruptive startups such as Rubrik systems, Lime, Impossible Foods, and Carta with our investor network to facilitate early stage and growth stage financing for exceptional founders.