September 2, 2021

Ulupreneurs soared to new heights in August with major awards, multi-million dollar rounds, a merger and more. All scoring headlines in major news outlets.

Ulu Ventures

Forbes featured quotes from Miriam Rivera in a piece about e-commerce as  the center of the capital diversity equation.

Crunchbase News spotlighted Ulu Ventures as one of the top investors in Black and LatinX founded companies in the US.


Financial Times published a piece about how BetterUp is riding the mental health boom.

CNN Business News featured an opinion piece by BetterUp CEO Alexi Robichaux about four things exhausted employees need from their managers right now.

Inc interviewed BetterUp CEO Alexi Robichaux about how the best leaders prioritize mental fitness.

Compound Foods

TechCrunch profiled Compound Food’s $4.5M raise to make coffee without the beans.


Grit Daily profiled CoreChain’s $1.25M pre-seed raise.

Finsmes featured CoreChain’s $1.25M raise and mentioned Ulu Ventures as one of the pre-seed backers.


Marketplace interviewed Ellevest CEO Sallie Krawcheck about how the pandemic has affected women’s finances for the long term.

Guild Education

TechCrunch interviewed Zum CEO Ritu Naryan about how equity and accessibility works for mobility services.

Tech Tribune named Guild Education as one of top ten tech companies in Denver.

Yahoo Finance highlighted Guild Education’s new partnership with Spellman College, a historically Black college recognized as a global leader in the education of women of African descent.

Forbes named Guild Education to the Forbes Cloud 100 list.

Forbes profiled Guild Education CEO Rachel Carlson’s success in building her company into a tool for employee retention and amassing a $500M fortune.

Forbes named Guild Education CEO Rachel Carlson as one of the top 100 richest self-made women.

CNBC interviewed Guild Education CEO Rachel Carlson about how the Target and Walmart moves to pay full tuition signals inflection point in war to attract workers.

CNBC featured Guild Education’s partnership with Target in an article about how the retailer announced plans to pay 100% of college tuition to attract workers.


The Financial Technology Report listed Figure as number four in the Top 100 Financial Technology Companies in 2021.

Nasdaq featured a piece about New York Community Bankcorp and Figure teaming up on blockchain efforts.

Bloomberg headlined Figure’s merger with Homebridge.


The Technology Report listed Homelight in the Top 100 Financial Technology Companies in 2021.


Tech Decisions featured MiSalud’s $5m raise to debut health platform for Hispanics and included a quote from Ulu Ventures CEO Miriam Rivera.


Crowdfund Insider highlighted how NowRX returned to SeedInvest for its Series C funding round.


Inquirer.Net featured a profile of Plentina and their debut on the Times Square screen.


Motley Fool named Proterra as one electric vehicle stock to buy.


Nasdaq featured an article about an analyst positive about SoFi stock as bank charter comes within reach.

CNBC piece explored the average student loan debt of those 62 and older and highlighted how SoFi offers low refinancing rates.

CNBC’s Jim Kramer on why investors should buy SoFi.

Tomo Credit

Forbes highlighted Tomo Credit in a review explaining how no credit history is needed.

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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