Ulu in Action – February 2024

Making History

Clint Korver and Miriam Rivera were named among the top 100 DEI power asset managers for Ulu Ventures’ work supporting diverse firms and promoting a more inclusive investment management industry. We celebrated Black History Month by highlighting a founder who’s using AI to turn the beauty industry on its head.

Blueprint Capital Advisers DEIC Power 100

Clint & Miriam Blueprint Power 100

Miriam Rivera and Clint Korver were named to the Blueprint Capital Advisers DEIC Power 100, a first-of-its-kind honor that recognizes people and organizations that are leading by example, breaking color and gender barriers, supporting diverse firms, and promoting a more inclusive investment management industry.

Women’s Venture Capital Summit

Miriam Rivera at t the Women’s Venture Capital Summit

At the Women’s Venture Capital Summit, Miriam Rivera joined Laura Boyd, Principal, Norwest Venture Partners; Christine Kim, Principal, Greylock Partners; and Sarah Lucas, Partner at Celesta Capital, on a panel entitled “Keeping Companies Alive and Thriving: What Will It Take to Secure Necessary Equity and Debt?” Moderated by Sunita Patel, Head of Investor Coverage, HSBC Bank USA. The panel provided insights on the current financial market, the types of companies that are succeeding in raising necessary debt, and equity.

Kauffman Fellows

Clint KFP Portfolio Construction Feb 2023

Clint presented Ulu Ventures’ approach in “Portfolio Construction for Early Stage Venture” at the February Kauffman Fellows module. Clint (Class 14) outlined a framework for how to think about managing risk and return in a power-law world and showed how Ulu is using it to make different portfolio construction choices than most in the industry.

Business Oriented Women’s Conference

Women at the Spring Business Conference

Miriam was featured as the keynote in a fireside chat at the Duke University Business Oriented Women’s Conference. She focused on how Ulu Ventures is shifting the narrative around VC investing in efforts to make the space more equitable and accessible. She also discussed her leadership style and advice for women, especially women of color, on how to advance in a male-dominated space.


Miriam and Clint continue to be advisers at StartX, the startup accelerator, fellowship, and community for Stanford students, professors, and alumni. Clint is a mentor for a company in the current cohort and conducts admissions interviews. Miriam will be an advisor on the Board Advisors mentorship program, which is designed to give founders an opportunity to learn how to manage and benefit from a board.

Stanford’s Management Science and Engineering School

Alicia Shears

Miriam was invited by Alicia Shears, an assistant professor at Stanford’s Management Science and Engineering school to be an advisor in her E145 entrepreneurship class. Alicia earned her PhD at UC Berkeley and was named a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA.

Impact Experience

Impact Experience attendants

Ulu COO Summer Barghouti and Senior Associate Andrea Bogarin attended Impact Experience in Montgomery, Alabama. Impact has hosted leading asset managers, family offices, foundations, and entrepreneurs representing over $50 billion in assets under management to explore the ways in which the history of racial terror has affected the asset management industry, and how we can use this context to create ways to reduce bias and stop the underestimation of women and people of color within the industry.

Black History Month

Ulupreneur Ifueko Igbinedion, co-founder—along with sister Isoken—of Parfait.

During Black History Month, we celebrated our Black founders and highlighted the story of  Ulupreneur Ifueko Igbinedion, co-founder—along with sister Isoken—of Parfait, a platform that uses AI to design custom wigs. Ifueko holds graduate degrees from Stanford in computer science and electrical engineering, and is now a PhD candidate at MIT. Her lifelong dedication to solving hair care problems has evolved into a high-tech solution that has many investors excited, including Serena Williams, Ulu, and others. You can read her story here.

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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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