Lolita Taub

Tagline: Latino Innovation

Talent Highlights

  • Community-Driven Investing: Lolita Taub is a trailblazer in the venture capital world, known for her focus on investing in pre-seed and seed-stage companies with a strong commitment to community impact.
  • Extensive Experience: With over 15 years working within the Silicon Valley ecosystem, Taub has achieved remarkable success, including $70M+ in sales and over 90 investments as an angel investor, Scout at Lightspeed Venture Partners, and VC at Backstage Capital and The Community Fund.
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership: As a co-founder of proprietary matching tools like the Startup-Investor Matching Tool and the GP-LP Matching Tool, Taub has revolutionized the way founders and funders connect, fostering a vibrant ecosystem of over 4,000 individuals.
  • Advocacy for Underrepresented Founders: Taub has been featured in Forbes and Inc Magazine for her advocacy work, particularly in promoting investment in underestimated founders and funders, breaking barriers, and challenging the status quo in the startup landscape.
  • Inspiring Background: Taub’s journey from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to becoming a prominent figure in Silicon Valley serves as a powerful testament to her resilience, determination, and unwavering commitment to empowering communities through entrepreneurship and innovation.

Keynote Topics

Jay Z said it best: I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man. The multi-hyphenation of individuals is the future.

It will be the norm for people to have a portfolio of companies and employment, thanks to market shifts in employment (The Great Resignation, COVID catalyzed), lack of life satisfaction in status quo work environments, and the need to generate revenue to stay afloat and make ends meet.

In her talk, Lolita Taub explains why the future is multi-hyphenated in the era of community and how organizations can leverage this new market shift in creating or maintaining their edge.

A leadership + motivational fireside chat.

Host a candid leadership and motivational 1-hour fireside-chat about Latinx allyship, power, and belonging, that goes beyond generic Latinx discussion, brings awareness and understanding of the complexity of the Latinx experience in the workplace, tech, finance, and U.S.

The chat will provide employees with differentiated content around real matters or themes that affect the Latinx community and our Allies.

A disruption and innovation workshop.

In this 1-hour workshop and Q&A session, we create an opportunity for individuals to widen their perspective on bias in artificial intelligence (AI). Often the concept of AI gets watered down to the ideology that it is neutral and therefore does not include discussions of race, class, sex, etc. Through this workshop, Lolita discusses the various ways in which AI can both address and amplify bias, using historical and contemporary examples.

Topics

  1. AI disruption and innovation: We discuss the impact of AI on our personal and professional lives.
  2. Interactive AI and bias group and individual exercise: Through a couple of exercises we witness first-hand how
  3. AI can both amplify and address bias
  4. Ensuring inclusive AI: We go over how techie and non-techie people can address and keep bias out.

Audience take-away:

Audience members, both technical and non-technical, can walk away curious, with a clear understanding of AI basics, its implications, and tactics to combat bias in AI in and out of work.

Who this is for:

Students, employees, and organizations that want to expand their community’s understanding of bleeding-edge technologies, their implications on humanity, and what we can do to make sure tech is inclusive.

  • Power and allyship
  • Belonging and allyship
  • Resilience as a strategy
  • AI disruption and innovation

5/5

(7 reviews)

Travels from:

  • San Diego, CA

Fee Range:

  • Fees* $20,001 - $35,000

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Lolita Taub is not your typical venture capitalist. With a mission deeply rooted in community empowerment and a career spanning 15 years within the heart of Silicon Valley, she has emerged as a pivotal figure in the startup ecosystem. As a General Partner at Ganas Ventures, Lolita channels her expertise into investing in pre-seed and […]

Lolita Taub is not your typical venture capitalist. With a mission deeply rooted in community empowerment and a career spanning 15 years within the heart of Silicon Valley, she has emerged as a pivotal figure in the startup ecosystem. As a General Partner at Ganas Ventures, Lolita channels her expertise into investing in pre-seed and seed-stage companies driven by community impact. Her journey from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to becoming a prominent advocate for underestimated founders and funders is nothing short of inspiring.

Lolita Taub | Hispanic Innovation Speaker

Early Life and Career:

Taub’s upbringing in South Central Los Angeles was marked by financial hardship. Born to Mexican immigrant parents with limited resources, she witnessed firsthand the struggles of making ends meet. Despite the odds stacked against her, Taub’s determination and drive propelled her forward. Her father, working various manual labor jobs, instilled in her the value of hard work and resilience. Taub’s academic pursuits eventually led her to defy expectations.

At the age of 34, she had earned a bachelor’s degree, an MBA, and amassed over a decade of experience in the tech industry. This included notable roles in venture funds committed to investing in underrepresented communities, namely women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community. Her journey from adversity to achievement serves as a testament to her unwavering commitment to success against all odds.

Venture Capital Journey:

Lolita Taub’s venture capital journey is a testament to her passion for supporting underserved communities. With over $70 million in sales and a portfolio boasting 90+ investments, Taub’s impact extends far beyond traditional investment metrics. Her tenure as an angel investor, Scout at Lightspeed Venture Partners, and VC at Backstage Capital and The Community Fund underscores her dedication to championing diversity and inclusion in the startup landscape.

Taub’s investment philosophy is grounded in the belief that community-driven companies have the power to effect positive change. By leveraging her extensive network and expertise, she seeks out early-stage startups poised to make a meaningful impact on society. From fintech to healthcare, Taub’s investment thesis is guided by a commitment to fostering innovation and social responsibility.

Entrepreneurship and Community Building:

Beyond her role as a venture capitalist, Lolita Taub is a staunch advocate for entrepreneurship and community building. As a co-founder of proprietary matching tools such as the Startup-Investor Matching Tool and the GP-LP Matching Tool, she has revolutionized the way founders and funders connect.

These initiatives have cultivated a vibrant ecosystem of over 4,000 founders, funders, and ecosystem allies, fostering collaboration and driving collective growth. Taub’s efforts have not gone unnoticed, earning her recognition from prestigious publications such as Forbes and Inc Magazine. As a woman championing investment in underestimated founders and funders, she continues to break barriers and challenge the status quo. Her dedication to fostering diversity and inclusion serves as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs and investors alike.

Why Book Lolita Taub Through Speakers Inc:

Event planners seeking a dynamic and impactful speaker need look no further than Lolita Taub. With her wealth of experience in venture capital and entrepreneurship, Taub brings a unique perspective to the table. Her compelling journey from adversity to achievement resonates with audiences of all backgrounds, inspiring them to pursue their dreams against all odds.

As a thought leader in community-driven investing, Taub offers invaluable insights into the future of entrepreneurship and innovation. Her passion for empowering underrepresented communities shines through in every aspect of her work, making her an ideal choice for events focused on diversity, inclusion, and social impact.

Booking Lolita Taub through Speakers Inc guarantees an unforgettable experience for attendees, filled with actionable takeaways and inspiration. Whether discussing the power of community-driven startups or the importance of investing in underestimated founders, Taub’s message transcends boundaries, leaving a lasting impression on all who have the privilege of hearing her speak.

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