Ulu in Action – March 2024

Graphic that says More than 40% of Ulu founders are women

Ulupreneurs celebrated spring’s arrival by raising more than $110M in March! We honored our rockstar female founders for Women’s History Month, and a Pitchbook Report highlighted Miriam Rivera in an article written by Pivotal Ventures!

Pitchfork Report

Bridging the Gap: Women-led Funds Are Seizing Opportunities Others Have Missed

A Pitchbook Report featured an article written by Pivotal Ventures managing director Erin Harkless Moore entitled “Bridging the Gap: Women-led Funds Are Seizing Opportunities Others Have Missed.” The article profiled Miriam Rivera and Promise Phelon, founder and managing partner at Growth Warrior Capital, as examples of funds led by women of color who are increasing diversity and equity in venture capital.

NASP SoCal Conference

NASP National Association of Securities Professions

Steve Reale joined an all-star panel at the NASP (National Association of Securities Professionals) SoCal conference on how VCs today must manage the crosscurrents of ongoing technological innovation, market uncertainty, and a complicated geopolitical environment to be resilient. The panel included investors from T. Rowe Price, J.P. Morgan, Fairview, and others.

State of Latino Entrepreneurship Summit

Miriam Rivera Panelist

Miriam was a featured panelist at the State of Latino Entrepreneurship Summit sponsored by Latino Business Action Network and Stanford. The focus of the event was to explore the current state of Latino entrepreneurship and provide valuable insights into the opportunities and challenges faced by Latino business owners. The panel theme was “Redefining the VC Landscape: The Untapped Opportunity of Latino Startups.”

VC Unleashed

VC Unleashed online panel

Andrea Bogarin was a panelist at a VC Unleashed event centered around preparing for and acing interviews with VCs. The panel engaged in a timely conversation about what investors look for; advice on preparing for interviews; and how to navigate recruiting, given that many firms are releasing their summer internship applications.

Women’s History Month

Madeline Dangerfield-Cha and Aline Learner

Ulu celebrated Women’s History Month by highlighting two rockstar founders’ stories. The first focused on Madeline Dangerfield-Cha, co-founder of Mon Ami, who created a database used by national government agencies serving older adults and people with disabilities. See the short video about her difficult journey in fundraising for two women of color. The second introduced MIT graduate Aline Lerner, founder of interviewing.io—a platform that helps software engineers prepare for technical interviews by working anonymously with engineers from major tech companies. An engineer signs up on interviewing.io every three minutes!

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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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