Ulu in Action – February 2023

Making History

Passion, inspiration, and true grit … all are illustrated in our founder stories in honor of Black History Month. Ulu Ventures was rated one of the top $1M+ investors in diverse companies and Miriam Rivera was featured on a Bay Area TV news station about her expertise in launching diverse boards. And there’s more!

Harlem Capital

Harlem Capital, in collaboration with Crunchbase, released the 2022 Diverse Founder Report. Ulu Ventures was highlighted as one of 20 firms with 25+ investments of $1M or more in diverse companies. Nancy Torres was spotlighted in the report and the Crunchbase article describing how Ulu makes investment decisions.

Stanford GSB

Miriam KTVU

Miriam Rivera’s participation as panelist at the Stanford GSB’s Board Diversity Playbook launch was spotlighted in our January newsletter. On February 1, Bay Area’s KTVU featured a story about the event and, through interviews with Miriam, highlighted her expertise regarding board diversity (beginning at 2:00 in the piece).

Bank of America Silicon Valley Business Summit

Nancy Torres was a panelist at the Bank of America Silicon Valley Business Summit. The panel focused on the findings of the Metro Latino GDP report, which shared insights into future business growth and the economic impact of Latinos in Silicon Valley. The panel, which included Latina educator Eva Blanco Masias and Latino founder Javier Diaz, explored tech and VC perspectives on the report’s findings and their impacts on respective industries.

VC3 Investment DAO Summit

Clint VC3 Investment DAO Summit

Clint Korver moderated a panel discussion on DAO Token Economics and Tokenizing Assets at the VC3 Investment DAO Summit.

Making History

Founders making history

History is in the making with Ulu’s Black founders. We highlighted a few of their stories and explored what inspires them as part of Black History Month. We caught up with Isoken Igbinedion, co-founder of Parfait, an AI platform that sources wigs and extensions, and talked with Remound Wright III, co-founder of JUICE, an immersive e-commerce platform. We also had conversations with Tolonda Tolbert, PhD (a.k.a. Dr. T), who co-founded the DEI employment empowerment platform Eskalera, and Pascal Odek, who co-founded WellBeam, a platform that bridges the gap for home health care providers and the healthcare system.

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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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