From the Hood to Launching a Fund: Persistence Overcomes Resistance

Hi there! You’ve likely landed on this page because you heard that, along with my co-founder Jesse Middleton, I launched a venture capital fund called The Community Fund. You’re likely wondering “what is this fund about and who is Lolita Taub?” Well, the short of it is that through the fund, we’ll invest in community-driven companies destined to become unicorns through an investment team, taking a page from XFactor’s playbook.

As for me, I’m an unlikely VC fund manager. Yes, I have fourteen years of experience as an operator and investor in tech corporations, startups, and VC that equate to over $50M in sales and 38 angel and VC investments. But I’m also a Latina who grew up in the hood, survived cancer, and entered my professional career without the advantages of many. At the end of it, though, community, perseverance, and Twitter led me to launch a fund.

If you’re interested to learn more about Jesse’s and my vision for The Community Fund, the investment partner team, and our thesis around achieving outsized returns, you can read that here.

If you want to learn more about my personal story, it’s below. I’ll admit it was hard to write, but I’m sharing it because I see the value of you knowing who I am as a human and then joining me on a journey to move the needle. Once you read the post, I’d like you to ask yourself the Marie Kondo question: does this spark joy? If it does, I invite you to learn more and apply to join The Community Fund’s investment partner team and keep an eye out for when we start looking at startups for investment….

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Lolita Taub is the Chief of Staff at Catalyte. She is also currently a Venture Partner at NextGen Ventures, an LP at Portfolia’s Enterprise Fund and a former VC at Backstage Capital and K Fund

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