Noramay Cadena is a Founding Partner at MiLA Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm in Los Angeles focused on funding tech you can touch. MiLA leverages extensive experience in manufacturing and supply chain to help startup founders tackle production challenges and get to market in a capital-efficient manner.
Noramay is also a lead investor in Portfolia's Rising America fund investing in Latinx, Black and LGBTQ founders, and an advisory board member of the Homeboy Industries Ventures and Jobs Fund investing in a portfolio of businesses to support job reentry programs for the formerly incarcerated.
In 2020, she was named one of 50 renowned women in robotics (global), and one of the top 100 influential Latinas in the United States.
Noramay is a Kauffman Fellow and holds a MBA, a Master's in Engineering Systems and a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering - all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Noramay attended the Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) program in management and engineering at MIT where she earned a master's in engineering systems and an MBA. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.
Noramay serves as a commissioner on the Housing Authority Commission of Los Angeles and was also the former head of the Latinas in STEM Foundation.
Noramay is serving her fellowship at MiLA Capital as a member of Class 23. She is being mentored by Miriam Rivera of Ulu Ventures and Stephen Cook of LFM Capital.