October 4, 2021

In the September spotlight…..we had another multi-billion dollar valuation for one of our portfolio companies (Homelight). (That’s Ulu’s 9th unicorn!) Miriam was featured on CNBC talking about wealth gaps facing LatinX entrepreneurs and Ulupreneurs raised more than $190M. Not a bad way to start the fall!


Ulu Ventures

CNBC interviewed Ulu Ventures CEO Miriam Rivera on issues facing LatinX entrepreneurs and investors.


TechCrunch featured BetterUp in an article discussing how coaching for employees is complicated and emotional.

Payments.com outlined BetterUp’s acquisition of two software companies Motive and Impraise.

Coding Dojo

Forbes profiled Coding Dojo’s new coding program to help formerly incarcerated individuals develop skills to find work.

Compound Foods

Forbes named Compound Foods CEO Maricel Saenz as one of 50 Latinas innovating to try and sustainably feed the world.

TechCrunch profiled Compound Foods $4.5M seed round to produce coffee without the beans.


CNBC featured Ellevest in the list of top 5 robo investment advisors.


San Francisco Business Times highlighted Figure’s move to team up with Marqueta to create a new challenger bank.

Guild Education

CNBC highlighted Guild Education in a piece about the boom in low wage worker free education and how it’s about to get tested.


TechCrunch spotlighted Homelight’s $100M Series D round and $1.2B valuation.


Silicon Valley Business Journal featured Landed’s $31M Series B raise.


The Motley Fool named Proterra as one of the stocks to benefit from a new infrastructure bill if passed by Congress.

The Motley Fool  featured a piece projecting  Proterra as a long term hold for a climate change portfolio.


Forbes gave SoFi’s new robo-advisor service a positive review.

Suma Wealth

Forbes named SUMA Wealth CEO Beatriz Acevedo as one of the 50 over 50 Investment list of women who are fueling high growth businesses.

Yakima Wealth named SUMA Wealth CEO Beatriz Acevedo as one of the top 8 Hispanic Financial Influencers.

Tomo Credit

TechCrunch piece highlighted Tomo Credit’s $10M Series A funding round.


WSJ featured Watson in an article outlining how the startup aims to help landlords reward reliable tenants.


TechCrunch featured Wisetack’s $45M Series B round.


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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