Ulu in Action- May 2023

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Miriam was highlighted as one of the top 30 female seed stage investors by Insider and Ulupreneurs raised $17M!


Insider named Miriam Rivera as one of the top 30 early-stage investors who “have proven track records and are queued up for success.” The criteria for the nominations was provided by Tribe Capital using decision analysis.

Hispanic Heritage Foundation Investors Forum

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Nancy Torres spoke on the venture capital panel at the Hispanic Heritage Foundation Investors Forum. The panel discussed the state of the VC market, current trends, and operational lessons learned as well as  best practices following the recent Silicon Valley Bank and First Republic Bank collapses.

20th Annual GCM Grosvenor’s Consortium

Miriam spoke at the 20th Annual GCM Grosvenor’s Consortium as part of a panel entitled “Diversity: Are You Committed or Not?” discussing the future of the diverse manager space given the current political, macroeconomic, culture, and market environment.

One World Investments’ CEO Roundtable

Steve Reale spoke at One World Investments’ CEO Roundtable “Survive to Thrive” session. Steve spoke to entrepreneurs about managing their businesses in challenging times, ways to lead their teams in these periods, and how to develop corporate culture.

Culture Shifting Summit

GP Panel

Nancy Torres spoke on the GP panel at the Culture Shifting Summit, discussing Ulu Ventures’ strategy and differentiation, including the diversity investment thesis and decision analytic process for early-stage investing.

Cisco Investments

Miriam was featured on a two person panel at a Cisco Investments offsite, discussing current market trends and challenges for the venture industry. Miriam highlighted how Ulu’s use of decision analysis (DA) as a tool for investing can reduce bias and respond to macroeconomic changes. DA enables the firm to make better and more-disciplined decisions during good and bad times.

AAPI Heritage Month

Founder Stories photos of Vik and Belinda

We were proud to celebrate the accomplishments of our 105 Asian American and Pacific Islander founders during AAPI Heritage Month and highlighted stories of two of our AAPI Ulupreneurs. Vikhyat Chaudry is co-founder of Buzz Solutions, a platform that automates and optimizes infrastructure inspections at utilities. Belinda Mo, founder of Viva Translate, is passionate about helping professionals communicate across languages in the workplace, in real time.

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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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