The VentureFuel Podcast

The Chingona Factor – Chingona Founding Partner Samara Hernandez

Episode Summary

Chingona translates to a woman who is intelligent, fearless, and can get things done. Founding Partner of Chingona Ventures, Samara Hernandez is as Chingona as it gets. Samara launched the Chicago based early stage VC fund in 2019 and has made 18 investments and received part of a $50m investment from PayPal Ventures. She is focused on investing in overlooked, massive and growing markets. We talk about spotting opportunities, diversity as an accelerant to outsized returns and why cultivating different networks improves your chances of success.