Ulu kicked off summer by announcing the promotion of two of our incredible investment team members to partner! We celebrated our LGBTQ+ colleagues, founders, friends, and families during Pride Month. And Ulupreneurs raised more than $185M during the month of June. Just imagine what the rest of the summer might bring!
Miriam Rivera spoke at GCM Consortium in New York, at the GP Bootcamp session which showcased select diverse managers for information exchange and education. Miriam discussed her experiences starting and building Ulu Ventures, along with her insights and vision surrounding fundraising strategies, future areas of opportunity and the impact of established diverse managers investing in diverse businesses and communities.
Miami Magic Pitch Competition
Nancy Torres judged the Miami Magic pitch competition hosted by Inicio Ventures alongside partners from 2045 Ventures and Brainstorm Ventures. The event showcased the Latinx startup leaders incubating in “The Magic City” of Miami.
Miriam joined the Board of Trustees of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind the iconic program Sesame Street and much more. Their mission is to build a community based on diversity, equity and inclusion by educating children to become smarter, kinder, human beings. Programs include social impact initiatives, research, classroom curricula and, of course, the beloved Sesame Street show and other entertainment. Joining this board is especially meaningful to Miriam because she credits it with playing a major role in developing her love of learning as a child. She’s excited to be a part of bringing that same feeling to children and families around the world today, as Sesame Street continues to champion achievement and access for children on a global basis.
Illumen Capital’s Impact Experience
Nancy Torres and Serena Rivera-Korver attended Illumen Capital’s Impact Experience in Montgomery, Alabama, a city with deep historical roots in the Atlantic slave trade and one of the birthplaces of the Civil Rights movement. Throughout the convening, the group addressed the question: How can we understand the role of asset management in the context of the nation’s history of racial terror and reconciliation?
We continue to explore the passions of Ulupreneurs in our ongoing Founder Stories series. You can read about our pioneering robotics founder, an Ulupreneur determined to replace B2B paper checks with blockchain technology, and a female founder whose vision is nothing less than removing barriers to having children by expanding access to fertility services.