Ulupreneurs in the news
Aromyx was featured in an article in the Wall Street Journal about how scientists are using high tech sensors to detect disease, explosives and even moods. The article looked at efforts to recreate the sense of smell in compact devices that can “analyze odors in the same way cameras recognize faces.” Aromyx was cited for
Two Uu portfolio companies, Snowball Wealth and Answerbite were named as $100K recipients for the Google for Startups Latino Founders Fund.The firms will also receive hands-on support from Googlers nationwide as well as access to therapy sessions to use as needed for any support they may need emotionally and professionally.
TechCrunch featured an in-depth profile of Parfait, an AI platform that helps women of color build wigs.The piece explored the obstacles the four Black women founders faced when fundraising and their plans to up end the $13B wig industry. They raised $5M from investors including UpFront Ventures, Serena Ventures, Ulu and other venture firms.
TomoCredit headlined a recent TechCrunch article highlighting the firm’s recent $22M Series B raise and $222M valuation. CEO Kristy Kim discussed how Tomo’s mission has changed from targeting international students, who have difficulty getting credit, to making credit scores obsolete for everyone.