Ulu is the Hindi and Sanskrit word for the owl. Fitting for a venture capital firm, the owl is associated with Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth. Wealth comes in many forms, including relationships at work; a nurturing community; inspiration from our entrepreneurs. The owl because of its repetitive call is also associated with foolishness. Risk seeking founders may sometimes be viewed as foolish too.
In the Inuit language, ulu is the carving knife given to brides on their wedding day. The women use it to do everything from skinning animals to cutting children’s hair. The ulu is passed down through generations and is believed to carry ancestral knowledge. Passing on our knowledge and networks to founders is an essential part of Ulu’s mission. In turn, we collaborate and learn from our founders and share their hard-earned wisdom.
In Turkish, Ulu means great, sublime or supreme.