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Our Team
The Los Angeles-based MiLA team is composed of proven leaders in tech, venture, and beyond: 
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Noramay Cadena 

At Boeing, Noramay had P&L and personnel oversight of hardware teams focused on manufacturing, affordability, and integration of aviation and space programs. Noramay holds three engineering and business degrees from MIT.

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Carmen Palafox

At Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Carmen scaled investment operations from $75B to $300B AUM by expanding into new markets, including Latin America, Canada, and Europe. Carmen holds three degrees from USC and UC Berkeley Haas.

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At NEO Tech, Shaun grew topline revenue from $20M to $800M by scaling manufacturing operations, supply chain, marketing, sales, facilities, IT, and finance. Shaun is an alum of Washington University in St. Louis and Harvard Business School.

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“As both an engineer and a business leader, analytics are my touchstone, and they ground my sense of what is feasible and affordable. As a community builder, I believe in the fostering of good karma through judicious seeding and the building of long-term relationships.”

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“I believe in the power of capital markets to spur growth and innovation. I enjoy helping entrepreneurs navigate capital requirements to execute their mission. I love building the tech ecosystem in Southern California and collaborating with partners that want to accelerate progress.”



“My experiences in investments and operations enable me to impact hardware founders from prototype through manufacturing and to scale.”

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