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Though it’s not necessarily uncommon for investors at established firms to go off and launch their own VC funds, it is rare for a woman of color to do so.

Of all Chicago venture capitalists, 28 percent are women and only 1 percent identify as Latinx. And the raw data shows that there are only two female Latinx VCs in Chicago.

Chingona-Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests in founders from backgrounds or in industries that are not always well understood by the traditional investor.

The Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) recognizes Samara’s incredible talent and inspiration for our business community


On this article, Samara Mejía Hernández reveals the reasons that led to founding Chingona Ventures.

Watch the video to learn more: How the Daughter of a Maid and a Bus Boy Learned to Navigate the Investment World. 

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