Taylor Adams is the founder of Noname Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm based in Los Angeles, California. A 6th generation Los Angelino, Taylor started his first technology company as an undergrad at the University of Southern California. He now has over ten years of investment experience across private equity, real estate, and venture capital. He teaches entrepreneurship at Harvard-Westlake School and served on the Board of Directors of Homeboy Industries. In his capacity as the Chairman of Noname Ventures, Taylor invests in great humans who are on their journey to greatness. He works closely with entrepreneurs as they bring new technologies to market and supports them as they build visions for the future that have transformational impact and value.
Taylor's passion for human transformation led him to start The Meaning Foundation, a non-profit focused on transforming the lives of marginalized individuals by eliminating barriers to meaningful employment. The Meaning Foundation operates a workforce development, training, and staffing agency called Empowered By.
He believes that the fundamentals of value creation and value capture is the driving force for prosperity and he is committed to supporting humans and organizations as we access visions for the future that we believe in, have value for, and are committed to visions for the future that are so meaningful and abundant that we cannot not take action to move towards them. Playing a small role in that journey is what brings Taylor fulfillment. Capturing some of that value is what makes the journey sustainable, scalable and repeatable.
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