Ulu in Action – July 2022

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No lazy days of summer for Ulupreneurs, who raised more than $37M in July and continue to make headlines! Ulu made five new investments. 

Latino Business Action Network

Nancy Torres talk on panel

Nancy Torres spoke on a panel alongside leaders from Goldman Sachs and Chase at the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN) and the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative Scaling Program Capital Matchmaking event. Nancy discussed the importance of diversity in Ulu’s investment thesis and shared insights and best practices for Latinx founders raising capital in the current market landscape.

First Close Partners Q2 Meeting

Miriam Rivera was part of a panel of diverse standout VCs at First Close Partners’ Q2 meeting. The panel was focused on offering insights into how investors are thinking about the recent macroeconomic environment. Miriam underscored that it’s crucial for VCs to remain disciplined in their investment approach and stick to the principles that have made them successful in the past. She also offered some cautionary words about the threat of stagflation and the real impact it can have, particularly on communities of color.

Founder Stories

We continue to explore the passions of Ulupreneurs in our continuing series of founder stories. One firm helping to bridge the financial gap for entrepreneurs, a founder dedicated to helping the grocery industry bring refrigeration into the 21st century, saving money and the environment, and one Ulupreneur who says that online dating can not only be fun but that humor might even be the path to true love.

Nova Capital

Ulupreneur Amrit Robbins’ hiking with child and dog

Schmooze founders

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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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