January 5, 2021

Grit and Determination are the words for Ulu founders for December’s “In the News”

During the final month of the tumultuous year, one Ulu firm raised a significant round and several were recognized by major media outlets for their creativity and innovation. 

Four Ulupreneurs were named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List in the Education, Social Impact and Energy categories. 

Our founders made headlines in Forbes, CNN, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch and others.



Forbes named Michael Lai CEO of Tinycare to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Education.

Beam Impact

Forbes named Beam Impact co-founders Alex Sadhu and Viveka Hulyalkar to Forbes list of 30 Under 30 in the Social Impact category.

Buzz Solutions

Forbes named Buzz Solutions co-founders Vikhyat Chaudhry and Kaitlyn Albertoli to the 30 Under 30 list in the Energy category.


CNN highlighted Black women who’ve raised $1m for their startups including Dr. Tolanda co-founder of Eskalera.


CNBC highlighted SoFi for issuing one of the best new credit cards released in 2020.

Yahoo Lifestyle profiled new SoFi credit card as one of the best money-back reward bank cards.

CNBC piece highlighted SoFi’s discussions about a possible public offering.

Genesis Therapeutics

BioSpace profiled Genesis Therapeutics as one of 5 companies diving into the field of neuroscience.

TechCrunch and other outlets profiled Genesis Therapeutics $52M Series A round.


Yahoo Finance did a video interview with Ellevest CEO Sallie Krawcheck about why 2020 has been such a terrible year for women.

Octant Bio

San Francisco Business Times profiled Octant Bio’s decision to offer open source biotech as a way to help expand COVID19 testing.

Guild Education

The Wall Street Journal highlighted Guild Education as one of program helping workers displaced by Covid 19 economy.

Forbes highlighted how employer provided education programs are key, citing Guild Education as a major player.


TechCrunch profiled Figure CEO Mike Cagney’s move to apply for a national bank charter


CNBC quoted BetterUp CEO Alexi Robichaux in piece about best advice career coaches are offering.

NBC South Florida quoted Better-Up CEO Alexi Robichaux about how to help people with their 2021 career goals.


Stockpal Asia profiled Zebit CEO Mark Schneider.

Ketch (Formerly Switchbit)

TechCrunch profiled Ketch’s new launch of Privacy Grader.


Bay Area KTVU featured a profile of NowRX and interviewed CEO Cary Breese about how online delivery for prescriptions has increased during pandemic.

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About the Author: 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