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Carmen Palafox
Partner at Make in LA


Carmen is a Partner at, a venture capital fund that invests  in tech-enabled hardware, e.g., Internet of Things, robotics, wearables, Industry 4.0, frontier tech. Carmen’s focus at is coaching entrepreneurs on finance and strategic planning, and managing venture fund operations. She was formerly Vice President at Dimensional Fund Advisors, where she scaled operations into new markets including Latin America, Canada, and Europe.

Carmen has an MBA from Berkeley-Haas, an MA in sports management from USF, and a BA in economics from USC. She is a board member of CCEO YouthBuild, and on the advisory board at Santa Monica City College’s Business Department and Insikt, a venture capital-backed Fintech startup. She is also an Aspen Institute Ricardo Salinas Scholar.

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