C.M. Samala - Women's Foundation California

C.M. Samala


Partner, JourneyOne Ventures

Samala is a creative leader focused on building new paradigms for early stage investing in companies founded by teams of people from spectacular, unconventional and unprecedented backgrounds.
Samala embodies multitudes — a believer and weaver of strong social fabric, a Wharton business school grad, a native New Yorker turned Californian, a purveyor of culture, a daughter of immigrants and a DJ that’s played all over the world. Her work and writing in investing, technology, social innovation and civics has been featured at the Obama Administration’s White House LGBTQ Technology & Innovation Summit, at the Aspen Institute, in publications like Forbes, The New Yorker, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, TechCrunch and Al-Jazeera, Refinery29 and recognized by NBC, Congress, and the California Legislature.
As a consultant she worked with brands like Chanel, Clif Bar, and Cirque du Soleil. She was a Senior Advisor for Social Innovation for Mozilla, contributor to the Aspen Institute’s Latinos and Society Program, and a member of New Media Ventures’ Investment Committee. Samala currently serves on the World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator Advisory Council.
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