August 2, 2021

Ulupreneurs were featured in major publications and on broadcast networks about new partnerships, funding rounds, major contracts and one startup’s push to modernize school transportation and use electric school buses to return power to the grid.


CNN Business interviewed BetterUp CEO Alexi Robichaux about why returning to work is putting more of a burden on managers.

CNBC discussed BetterUp’s expansion into Europe an growth of the mental health company.

Yahoo Finance published a feature highlighting BetterUp’s plans to open offices in Europe.

CNN Business News interviewed BetterUp CEO Alexi Robichaux about how leaders need to focus on mental health to boost productivity at work.


TechCrunch profiled Zum’s efforts to modernize and electrify school transportation highlighting $150M contract with San Francisco school district.

Bloomberg Law explained how rider apps are disrupting the school bus model focusing on Zum’s partnerships with major school districts in the Bay area.

Techcrunch featured Zum’s efforts to use their electric buses to send electrical power back to the grid.

Guild Education

Forbes featured Walmart ‘s partnering with Guild Education and paying for higher education costs for employees.

Yahoo Finance interviewed Guild Education CEO Rachel Carlson about how the firm helps employers retain workers by offering a free education.

Guild Education was recognized as a Best of the World B Corporation of 2021.


Bloomberg published a piece about Apollo Global Management joining forces with Figure.


Motley Fool highlighted 3 reasons to buy the dip (stock) in SoFI.

Nasdaq included SoFi in a profile about three stocks to buy while they’re on sale.

CNBC featured an interview with SoFI CEO Anthony Noto warning crypto customers to be wary  about volatile digital currencies. 

Nasdaq published a piece asking whether Sofi is a millionaire-maker stock.


Nasdaq named Proterra as one of three stocks too cheap to ignore.


Food published a piece on Aromyx $10M round to expand the digital sensory platform. (Ulu participated in the round)

Praxis Labs

People of Color in Tech profiled Elise Smith CEO and co-founder of Praxis Labs and her mission to battle corporate bias using virtual reality.

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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