Carmen Palofax is a Partner at Make in LA (“MiLA VC”), an early stage venture capital firm and accelerator that specializes in technology enabled hardware (e.g., internet of things, robotics, wearables, VR/AR/MR, frontier tech etc.). She was formerly Vice President, Investment Operations, at Dimensional Fund Advisors LP where she scaled operations into new markets, including Latin America, Canada, and Europe. Carmen also served as a consultant to small business and startups in areas such as operations, fundraising, growth strategy, product pricing, and customer segmentation. Carmen has an MBA from Berkeley-Haas with a focus on entrepreneurship and new venture finance. She also holds an M.A. in sports management from the University of San Francisco, and a B.A. in economics from the University of Southern California. Carmen is a board member of CCEO YouthBuild, on the advisory board at Santa Monica College Business Department and Insikt a venture back startup that delivers credit building loans to the working class. She is Chair of Next Gen Latino an LA Latino Chamber of Commerce initiative and a contributing writer for Latinas in Business. Selected to participate in Socrates Program’s seminar on Geopolitical Ramifications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
2018 Scholar , Ricardo Salinas Scholarship
Carmen Palofax is a Partner at Make in LA ("MiLA VC"), an early stage venture capital firm and accelerator that specializes in technology enabled hardware.