Latina GP at Ganas Ventures, investing in community-driven companies and changing the face of the startup-VC tech world.
Lolita Taub is a GP at Ganas Ventures, where she invests in pre-seed and seed community-driven companies in the US and Latin America. With 15+ years working within the Silicon Valley ecosystem, she has accomplished more than $70 million in sales and made more than 90 investments as an angel investor, Scout at Lightspeed Venture Partners, and VC at Backstage Capital and The Community Fund. Lolita is also a co-founder of the proprietary matching tool Startup-Investor Matching Tool hat serves her growing community of 76K+ understimated founders, funders, and ecosystem friends. Forbes, Nasdaq, and Inc Magazine have featured her as a woman promoting investment among underestimated founders and funders.
Taub’s roots are in South Central Los Angeles, thanks to Mexican parents who immigrated to the United States with no money and no family to turn to for support. Her father worked on farms as a migrant farmworker, made doors in a factory, and drove a truck for moving companies. Her mother babysat and cleaned houses. "We grew up poor," Taub says. "People used to tell me that I’d be a high school dropout and go on welfare." At age 34, she had a bachelor’s degree, an MBA, and 13 years of experience working in the tech industry—including high-profile positions at venture funds built on investing in women, people of color, and the LBGTQ+ community.
Lolita Taub is a woman of color with 13 years in tech. She is an investor, influencer, international keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, Televisa Technolochica, and a Bloomberg New Voices speaker in their newsroom. Lolita has been recognized for her work in venture capital and tech on Forbes, Inc.com, The Huffington Post, and Entrepreneur.com, among other publications. Prior to her venture career, Lolita spent nearly a decade in B2B tech, consulting and selling solutions to enterprises across industries at IBM, Cisco Systems, Silicon Valley, and NYC startups. She has a BA from the University of Southern California and an MBA from the IE Business School. Most importantly, she is a dog mom to the cutest Dachshund mix, Choco.