Ulu in Action – August 2022

Fireworks in night sky

New team members join Ulu, Miriam rocked it on Bloomberg Tech, we made two new investments and Ulupreneurs raised more than $16M!

We are excited to welcome two amazing members to the Ulu team!

Summer Barghouti, our new COO, will manage existing systems and develop new processes to support our operations and investment infrastructure, both within Ulu and between Ulu and its investors and portfolio companies.

Evelyn Kempi, our new Operations Manager, brings her expertise in executive support, office management, operations, and process improvement to the task of helping Ulu achieve its goals.

Interview with Bloomberg Tech Anchor Emily Chang

Miriam Rivera joined Bloomberg Tech anchor Emily Chang for a lively interview about investing during uncertain times. Miriam discussed Ulu’s strategy of  taking advantage of opportunities in the current markets and continuing to invest while other investors may be sitting on the sidelines.  Miriam highlighted how diversity continues to be a critical aspect of Ulu’s investment thesis.

Founder Stories

Rubik Homes founder Amar Sehic

We continue to dive in and explore the passions of Ulupreneurs in our continuing series of founder stories. We caught up with one founder building institutional grade single-family portfolios;


Sika Health founder Ami Kumordzie

A doctor who wants to make it easy for people to access their health savings accounts and connect them to merchants;


Finalis founder Federico Baradello

And an entrepreneur who saw the writing on the wall, successfully pivoted his startup and is on a mission to democratize access to capital markets.

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Rusty Dornin
Rusty Dornin is the director of marketing and communications for Ulu Ventures. An award-winning radio and television journalist, she was a CNN correspondent for nearly 18 years covering domestic and world news ranging from war to natural disasters and tales of crime and politics.
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