I invest in early-stage tech startups.
Hi! My name is Lolita Taub. I'm a former wrestler, enterprise tech professional, and early-stage tech venture capitalist who loves her family to pieces.
I love talking to early-stage B2B enterprise tech startups that help their customers make or save money, have a +$1B target market, and whose business is challenging to replicate. And as a daughter of bootstrapping immigrants, I look for founders who are resourceful, humble and have extraordinary work-ethic.
💰funds I invest out of
The Portfolia Enterprise Fund focuses on companies across a wide spectrum of enterprise solutions focused in all areas of business. We invest from Seed to follow-on in Series C, at amounts from $25,000 to $250,000.
The fund deployed all capital and will no longer invest in additional startups.
Portfolio companies: NextShift Robotics, Juvo, Parrable, b.well, Voxeet, 4Degrees, and Rhombus Systems.
It's About Damn Time Fund
The Backstage Capital It's About Damn Time Fund focuses on companies founded by black female founders in all areas of business. We invest from early-stage to follow-on, at amounts of $1,000,000 on average.
The fund will invest in 2-3 more startups this year.
Portfolio companies: here.
Contact us here.
For about a decade, I built a career in the technology industry by identifying and providing solutions to develop the businesses of my enterprise clients. I spent most of my career as a Consultant and Sales Executive for both IBM and Cisco, selling their complete portfolios of hardware, software, and services; I sold tech solutions including but not limited to Data Analytics, Cloud, Mobile, Social, Security, and the Internet of Things. In addition to my corporate sales experience, I also worked as a consultant for Blockdaemon, an enterprise blockchain startup, and as the VP of Sales for Glassbreakers, a Silicon Valley SaaS software startup.
In the last several years, I went off to business school and broke into venture capital career by hustling, investing in the Portfolia Enterprise Fund, and working at K Fund. Today, I am an Investment Principal at Backstage Capital.
🌎 Global Shaper
Three years ago, I was invited to join the World Economic Forums - Global Shaper community. My UN Sustainability Development Goal focus is Gender Equality.
I created the investment process for Backstage Capital's $36M Headliner Fund I; was named a Mover and Shaker by Fortune's Most Powerful Women and Medium's Top Writer in Venture Capital; and earned my way to Berkeley + 500 Startups' VC Unlocked Deal Camp and All Raise's VC Champions program.
I founded The F SHOW (acquired by SoGal) and was recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Finalist. I am a 2xTEDx speaker, a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, and a former Huffington Post contributor. I've been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Inc.com, and Entrepreneur Magazine, among other publications.
My team and I closed the first IBM US Cloud sale at ERP provider QAD; sold the first Cisco Systems Internet of Things Connected Cities project at the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Reservation; and lead the way to Silicon Valley's Glassbreakers first Inclusion Machine Learning Software sale at Sony.
I was the recipient of IBM's Sales Eminence Award and 100% Club Award, Cisco Golden Nugget Award, among other awards.
I graduated with honors from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations (Global Business). I completed my MBA at the IE Business School (ranked #8 Global MBA by the Financial Times), where I was recognized as "Best in Business" by Beta Gamma Sigma, "Best and Brightest" by Poets & Quants, and "Top 100 Most Inspiring MBAs" in the world by the MBA World Summit.
I'm a Technolochicas 3.0 ambassador and am the Intersectionality Working Group Co-Lead at All Raise. I speak English and Spanish. I have traveled to 65 countries (and aim to visit 100), have run 3 marathons, and am a former Greco-Roman wrestler.
I talk about venture capital and tech.
Where are we going?
Access to Capital
The Future of Work
Latinas in Tech
The Investors: Challenging the Status Quo
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
The Data Revolution
AI, Robotics & Space
Technology and Innovation
Creating a Powerful Ecosystem of Women
The Multi-Generational Workforce
How to Motivate Millennials
Careers for the Cosmopolitan Woman
Break Into the Innovation Economy
Desarrollo de la Mujer Empresaria
The F SHOW Journey
Latinas in Tech
Women in Tech
I write about venture capital and tech.
I'm married to a loving husband and am the mother to a handsome chocolate dachshund-lab rescue, Choco. We enjoy brunch, beach dates, and love each other to the moon and back!
"It's about damn time."