Mariah Lichtenstern

Founders/Entrepreneurship Ambassador

At the intersection of technology, entertainment, and venture capital, Mariah Lichtenstern accelerates social, economic, and environmental impact through entrepreneurship. Mariah is the Founding Partner of DiverseCity Ventures and Managing Director of the Founder Institute, Sacramento Chapter. She is a member of UCLA Ventures, and serves as an advisor for CalSEED CleanTech Fund, Berkeley SkyDeck, and Village Capital Finance Forward US 2019.

A multi-faceted “connector,” Mariah works with amazing people she feels incredibly fortunate to know and strives to build bridges between those with privilege and those with valuable but under-utilized perspectives. She is driven to empower founders and filmmakers of all backgrounds, inclusive of those underrepresented by virtue of “otherness,” including (but not limited to) gender / identity, culture, geography, and socio-economic status. She is an alumna of UC Berkeley, USC, and UCLA.