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Ulu Ventures

Ulu Ventures

  • Palo Alto, California, United States

  • Palo Alto, California

Stage

  • Early Stage, Seed

Type

  • Micro VC, Venture Capital

Description

Founded in 2008, Ulu Ventures is a top seed stage venture fund in Silicon Valley focused on innovation across enterprise, fintech, consumer, health, and sustainability. Ulu generates great financial results using a disciplined, repeatable decision-making process that analyzes risk-reward trade-offs and also reduces cognitive bias.

Mission

We believe seed-stage investing is the highest leverage point to help people by creating valuable technology, generating profit, and leaving a dent in the universe.

Beauty Investments #

  • 2

Primary Sector

  • Tech/Consumer/Beauty, Sustainability

Beauty Exits #

  • 0

Last Beauty Invest

  • Apr, 2022-Parfait-$5M

BEAUTY PORTFOLIO

How to Apply?

Intake Form https://share.hsforms.com/1JYv1DivkQMu3N-0p13hNPA4q0f1

Criteria

Seed-stage is our focus. This includes pre-seed, seed, and post-seed. We put a lot of stock in referrals from our colleagues, co-investors, portfolio teams, and trusted networks. Those kinds of introductions are helpful.

Having said that, we appreciate hustle and grit. We understand that a requirement for a “warm intro” can also create barriers to conversations and capital, which serve none of us well. When you net it all out, we consider three primary decision criteria for all Ulu investments: a visionary entrepreneur, a home-run market opportunity, and an attractive risk/reward tradeoff.

Resources Breakdown Funding Terms
  • $200K-$15M

  • N/A

Education
  • No
Accelerator
  • Type-No
  • Duration-No
Network
  • 291
1:1
  • Yes

IMPERATIVE: CULTURE & VALUES

Passion

Transparency

Authenticity

Honor

Diversity

TBD

BEAUTY FUNDER FIT SCORE

Resources

Education

Accelerator

Network

1:1

4.25/10

Inclusivity Investments %
  • 59.45%
Beauty Investments #
  • 2

Beauty Exits #
  • 0
Last Beauty Invest
  • Apr, 2022-Parfait-$5M

LEAD DETAILS

Lead Contact

Clint Korver

Title

Managing Director

LinkedIn

Twitter Handle

Ulu Ventures

Contact

info@uluventures.com

1(650)666-8201

JUMP CONCLUSION

Ulu Ventures focuses on early-stage investments, primarily in seed rounds, with a strong emphasis on U.S.-based startups, particularly in California. Their portfolio spans tech, consumer, beauty, fintech & sustainability. Ulu Ventures’ strategy involves collaborative funding, favoring early-stage startups with scalable, technology-driven solutions, and a strong, diverse founding team.

Good Beauty Funder Fit, the firm has shown interest in ethnic opportunities like hair solutions for African American women.

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