Carmen Palafox

Carmen is a Partner at Make in LA, an early stage venture capital firm and accelerator that specializes in technology enabled hardware (e.g., internet of things, robotics, wearables, VR/AR/MR, 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 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 a 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 is a board member of CCEO YouthBuild and on the advisory board at Santa Monica College Business Department. She is also a contributing writer for Latinas in Business.