Ulu in Action – November 2023

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November marks the season for giving thanks but we are always grateful for our amazing founders. Two Ulupreneurs were named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List, an Ulu portfolio firm announced plans to build a $1B electric battery manufacturing plant, and we explored one founder’s story about re-engineering a feminine product for the first time in 90 years!

Culture Shifting Summit

Panel at the Culture Shifting Summit
Maria Salamanca spoke on a GP panel exploring fund raising, fund building, and the macro environment for emerging funds at the Culture Shifting Summit in Miami. These annual summits—which take place in Silicon Valley, New York, Miami, and London—unite more than 300 accomplished Black and Latino tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and social impact leaders.

Chevron Decision Analysis and Business and Commercial Community

Presentation by Clint Korver
Clint Korver led a webinar for the “Chevron Decision Analysis and Business and Commercial Community”. The group usually explores how DA can help make better decisions through software, tools, and/or consulting. Clint’s presentation focused on how Ulu Ventures uses decision analysis in venture investing and why it helps make better decisions about which startups to fund.

Latinx MBA Annual Leadership Summit

Panel at the Latinx MBA Annual Leadership Summit
Nancy Torres led the keynote session at the Latinx MBA Annual Leadership Summit with tech founders, including Ulupreneur Tanya Menendez, co-founder of Snowball Wealth. This year’s Summit centered around the technology and innovation ecosystems, bringing together Latinx MBA alumni leaders working as founders, operators, and investors for community building, peer mentoring, industry learning, and executive coaching.


Amanda Calabrese surfing

Ulupreneurs Greta Meyer and Amanda Calabrese, Stanford engineers and co-founders of Sequel, re-engineered the tampon for the first time in 90 years. We spoke to Amanda about her passion in redesigning a feminine product staple for women everywhere. Read and see her story here.
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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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