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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Shaun
Arora

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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#MoreGrit

“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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#MoreKarma

“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.”

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#MoreHardware

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