Ulu in Action – June 2023

Ulu Insider seed 75

Ulu Ventures was named one of the top 75 seed-stage investors by Insider, Ulupreneurs raised $38M, and one Ulu portfolio company was featured on The Today Show!


Insider ranked Ulu Ventures #39 in their Top 75 seed-stage investor list, highlighting Miriam Rivera’s leadership and Ulu’s focus on utilizing data to make high quality decisions.

Kauffman Fellows

Kauffman Fellows

Ulu is thrilled to announce that partner Nancy Torres joined Kauffman Fellows Class 28. Kauffman Fellows is a remarkable global community of VC practice that encourages investors to gain self-awareness and develop a local brand promise to entrepreneurs and LPs. With $55B in AUM, Kauffman Fellows Class 28 is a diverse cohort across sector, stage, geography (16 countries), gender, and ethnicity (42% women; 55% POC). Clint, Miriam, and Steve Reale are also proud to be Kauffman Fellows.

Pride Month

Pride Month Graphic

During the celebration of Pride Month, we highlighted H Schuster (she/they), founder and CEO of HUSSLUP. Her mission is to democratize and diversify the way the entertainment industry sources talent.

Founder Profiles

Mosaic Voice Team photo

Additionally, in our ongoing founder profile series, we dove into Uluprenuer Julian McCarty’s efforts to facilitate better conversations at call centers by using AI. He and co-founder Chishun Kwong founded MosaicVoice.

VC & Founder Happy Hour

Ulu Hosts VC event

Ulu Ventures co-hosted a VC & Founder Happy Hour in San Francisco with Harlem Capital, sponsored by Cooley. Ulupreneurs, other founders, investors, and operators connected over drinks and appetizers over the course of the evening. Thank you to all who attended!

Avanza Summit

Maria Salamanca was the keynote speaker at the Avanza Summit, a LatinxVC event. She  spoke with a16z General Partner Andrew Chen about thesis building, scaling investment teams, and the importance of brand building for sourcing. Their audience was pre-Partner Latinx investors across the US who are focused on growing their careers.


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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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