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Chingona Ventures

Chingona Ventures is investing in the next generation of founders. We’re an early-stage fund based in Chicago and focus on investing in overlooked founders, businesses, and industries at the Pre-Seed and Seed stages. Our sweet spot is early-stage software companies that have raised less than $1MM in outside funding and have some early validation. While we are industry agnostic, we like to invest in financial, future of work, food, education, and health/wellness technology. We are able to lead, co-led, or participate in financing rounds and like to invest in founders with a “chingona factor.”

Stage of capital: Pre-Seed, Seed

Location: Chicago, IL

Fund manager diversity: Woman-led, Hispanic-Latino led

Industry focus: General Tech- and Tech-Enabled, B2B, Fintech and Payments, Healthcare and Wellness (incl. FemTech), Future of Work and Living (incl. Education/EdTech)

Min and max capital: $250,000 - $1,000,000

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Samara Mejia Hernandez
General Partner