Insights


Insights illustrate the Ulu difference by highlighting our values. Here we explore a variety of topics including: how we use data to drive decisions and how it can reduce cognitive bias; why diversity is our investment thesis; advice and tips for entrepreneurs and investors; and some published articles about what makes Ulu different in the VC world.

Most of the articles, some published in venture capital and entrepreneurial outlets, include mini podcasts so you can listen firsthand to Miriam Rivera and Clint Korver, the founders of Ulu Ventures.

Enjoy!

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Diversity is Profitable

Diversity drives the economic engine

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Working Moms Battle Dual Bias

Entrepreneurial moms must often earn credits

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Revenue Velocity

Founders can ramp up the speed of their revenue

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Vague “Asks” Are a Time Suck

Poor Queries Can Hurt the Requester

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Why a VC marriage is not like a unicorn

Such partnerships can work for investors as well as the couple

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5 Ways to Manage Your Lawyers as Your Startup Grows

Handling legal affairs poorly can damage a startups success

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10 Steps to Hiring Your Startup’s World-Beating A-Team

Hiring the right team is the one thing you have to get right. Few founders do.

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If you don’t want to get fired from your startup, founders should remember these 3 things

Not being in alignment with your board can cause troubles even founders can’t manage

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Host Howard Wolf, President of the Stanford Alumni Association interviews Miriam Rivera

on her journey from inner city Chicago to Stanford, Google, Ulu Ventures and beyond

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Questioning the Conventional Wisdom of the Reserve Fund

Doubling down on your winners doesn’t always make sense

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Picking Winners is a myth

VCs can’t reliably pick winners but they can construct portfolios that consistently generate great returns.

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VC Firm Ulu Ventures Connects Diversity to Profitability

VC firms may vow to support diversity, but the numbers don’t bear that out.

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Say Bye to Bias: Why Ulu Ventures Relies on Analytics for Better Portfolio Picks

Hana Yang First Republic Bank interviewed Miriam Rivera and Clint Korver Ulu Ventures

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Miriam Rivera: Changing the Venture Capital Diversity Equation

Profile of Miriam Rivera and how and why Ulu Ventures has one of the most diverse portfolios in Silicon Valley

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Defy Expectations

A Conversation with Ulu’s Miriam Rivera and Kauffman Fellows CEO Jeff Harbach as part of the podcast “The Arena”