LatinxVC Fellowship: Breaking into VC

About the Program

Our 8-week program is designed to prepare participants for a successful role as an Analyst, Associate, and Senior Associate at a Venture Capital firm. The program is designed to help equip Latinx candidates with the tools and community that they need to break into the venture capital industry.

  • Curriculum/ Programming: Weekly sessions serve as the foundation for demystifying the venture capital trade. Seasoned investors and industry experts will provide in-depth tutelage and training.
  • Mentorship: Each Fellow will be paired with two VCs to help reinforce lessons, learn how they broke into the industry, answer your questions, and be your champion.
  • Project Based Learning: Thesis building and hands on learning gives participants a rare first-hand look at a wide array of intellectual and operational challenges venture capitalists navigate.

Who is this program for?

Individuals who identify as Hispanic or Latinx, that are an early career professional who graduated Class of 2014-2019, who have between 2–7 years of full-time work experience and are considering a career in venture capital.

What will you learn?

We are partnering with incredible investors and organizations for our classes. You will learn the day to day of an investor, build on your skillset (modeling, evaluating, diligence), learn to source, how to identify great companies, how to build conviction, and of course, VC recruiting and how to stand out in the application process.

What will our Fellow class have in common?

Intellectual curiosity

We are in search of hungry minds! Do you get excited about learning new things? Do you have a genuine interest in uncovering the truth among the unknowns? We want to see the kind of curiosity and enthusiasm that will allow you to dive into complex markets and develop a unique perspective on the world around you.

Dynamic thinkers and problem solvers

We want people who see opportunity where others see challenges. Have you ever looked at a problem and thought, “there must be a better way”? Are you thoughtful and thorough in your though process? We want to see the initiative with which you seek out opportunities and expand your perspective.

Robust work ethic

There is no substitute for integrity, determination, and resilience in the workplace. Do you go the extra mile for things you care about? Are you willing to roll up your sleeves and tackle challenges, big or small? We want to see the energy and depth of commitment you bring to your endeavors, whether that means in your professional life, as part of a community organization, during a performance, or on an athletic field.

Collaborative yet independent

Do you trust your intuition when making decisions? Are you naturally kind and empathetic? Is creativity a core part of your working style? We want to see how you use your perspective to drive decision-making. We want to see how you share your ideas and accept the ideas of others.

Who will be teaching our lessons?

  • Miriam Rivera at Ulu Ventures
  • Jacob Mullins at Shasta Ventures
  • Vanessa Larco at NEA
  • Maria Salamanca at Unshackled Ventures
  • Rexhi at Base10 Ventures
  • Jomayra Herrera at Cowboy Ventures
  • and many others!!

Key Dates

Program Dates: May 11th - July 6th
Session Cadence: Our group will meet weekly for 1.5 hours

Application deadline: April 26th, 2021 at 11:59pm PT (Interview invites will be notified on May 3rd)

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LatinxVC Fellows Class 2021

Antonio Flores

Finance, Crypto

James Edward Holland

MBA, Military, Technical

Mateo Hernandez-Ysasi

BigTech, Consulting

Carlosluis Duchicela

Product, Startup

Daphne Astolfi

BigTech, Startup

Carolina Madrid

Finance, MBA

Cristina Buenahora Bustamante

Startup, Finance, Technical

Jorge Garcia Mesa

Product, Startup, Technical

Pedro Russell

Consulting, MBA, Education

Sophia Olmos

Consulting

Paula Santamaria-Missetzis

Government, MBA, BigTech

Rachel Reyes

Finance

Nicolas Gaviria

Finance

Stefany Holguin

Technical, BioTech

Maxwell Almono

Finance, Sustainability

Pia Zaragoza

Government, Design

Sophia Lugo

MBA, Consulting

Steven Peralta

MBA, Finance

Alan Arturo Day

Product, Finance, Education

Stephanie Michael Silva

Finance, MBA

Alexis Zamira Maciel

Consumer, Government

Andy Ivan Vargas

Finance, BigTech

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FAQ

When should I apply?

Applications are open now and will close on April 26th, 2021

Should I apply if I'm a student or if I'm later in my career?

LatinxVC is designed particularly for early career professionals. If you are a student or mid-career professional, we encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter where we post all things programs and job opportunities.

What is the time commitment?

The program is 8-weeks long and will run from May 11th to July 6th. Each session will be held weekly, we are aiming for afternoons from 4:30PM to 6PM PST (7:30PM - 9PM EST) but will finalize once the class is complete based on availability.

Can I apply to LatinxVC Fellows if I'm outside of the US?

At the moment our program is limited to U.S. based participants. In the future we hope to be able to serve VC communities in more countries.

Where will sessions be held?

Our sessions will be 100% remote. This gives you the flexibility to be a part of our community regardless of where in the U.S. you're currently living.

Do I have to pay to be a part of this program?

No. At LatinxVC, we aim to make venture capital as accessible as possible. The program is free for you. We invest time, energy, and resources into making our program great and ask that you commit to giving the program your 100%.

What is LatinxVC?

LatinxVC empowers and supports Hispanic/Latinx investors, while increasing diversity in venture capital.To learn more about what we do and who we are, please visit our About page

Who should I contact if I have more questions?

Shoot us an email with your questions to fellowship@latinxvcs.com