Road Untraveled: Miriam Rivera (Ulu Ventures) on advice to startup founders, the importance of investing in diverse teams, and the innovation that often arises in times of adversity.


Miriam Rivera, Founder & Managing Partner, Ulu Ventures

Key Takeaways:

1. Role models and resources can change the trajectory of a student’s professional journey. Find ways to take a chance on students who may not look like you, and drive the diversity you want to see in the World.

2. Founders should evaluate the spectrum of capital available when deciding to raise money. 

3. A renewed emphasis on survival, profitability and retention will help many companies be better positioned to succeed in the long run.

4. The venture investing life cycle is 10+ years, so many funds will maintain their long-term perspectives and continue working to identify the companies that will be category winners long term.