LatinxAmerica is focused on highlighting catalysts that are using, leveraging, creating or investing in technology that can positively impact the Latinx community. Experts cover topics ranging from education, health, diversity, and civic engagement to financial stability/wealth creation.
Adrian Mendoza on Launching the First Latinx VC Fund on the East Coast
VCFamilia member Adrian Mendoza is the Founder and General Partner of Mendoza Ventures. After having two VC-funded startups in Boston, he started Mendoza Ventures to address the funding gap in the pre-seed investment stage for underrepresented founders. His firm focuses on investments in AI, Fintech, and Cybersecurity companies. Mendoza Ventures is minority and women led as well the first VC firm in the east coast founded by a latino. https://mendoza-ventures.com/
Julieta Moradei Talks About Her Non-Traditional Journey into VC and Innovating in Construction Tech
Juleita Moradei is a partner and founding member of Hometeam Ventures. She drives dealflow and operations while focusing on bringing innovation to the world’s largest - but least innovative- industries: Construction and housing. Learn about her untraditional journey into VC and the innovation happening in impact driven construction tech led by companies like Icon whose team is building 3D printed homes.
Pilar Johnson Talks About Investing in the Future
As part of VCFamilia's Venture Capital Series, we highlight Pilar Johnson and Debut Capital. She talks about her journey into VC and how she went from DNI trainer to co-founding a venture capital fund. Debut Capital invests in companies led by Indigenous, Latinx, Black and Brown founders who focus on impact and growth.
Dr. Tamra Chavez Talks About How To Destigmatize Addiction
Dr. Chavez is the Director of Mental Health at Caminar, Inc. and an expert in Substance Use Disorders. This is one of two episodes focusing on diagnosis, treatment and how Latinx dealing with this chronic illness can access effective treatment options. We explore some case studies to help our listeners understand how to access treatment and/or advocate for a loved one experiencing addiction.
Dr. Tamra Chavez Talks About Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Success
Dr. Chavez is the Director of Mental Health at Caminar, Inc. and an expert in Substance Use Disorders. According to a report from the American Addiction Center, 11% of tech workers have admitted to using illegal drugs. About 60% have used marijuana and 20% of the workers that they surveyed have used painkillers. Dr. Chavez talks about treatment options and how support systems can make a difference in treatment during remission.
Miguel Garcia Castillo: Building Meaningful Companies through Brand Development
In our founder series, we talk about Miguel’s extensive experience in brand development, marketing and customer experience for Fortune 500 companies and purpose-led ventures. He shares how he works with startups, companies and individuals in identifying and focusing on the intersection between culture, community & purpose.
Wide Variety of Conversations!
I love how Adriana has guests from all different backgrounds to talk about
A “Must” For Latinx In Tech
Adriana’s conversations with some of tech’s most inspiring and influential Latino leaders is a must for professionals that need to stay up-to-date. In addition to the professional insight, her guests are role models to young Latinos that otherwise don’t know where to find them. What’s awesome too is that they’re all down-to-earth and openly welcome networking opportunities with listeners!
Adriana is amazing, you have to give this podcast a listen!!