Angeles Investors will recognize top funders and venture capitalists investing in Hispanic and Latino startups with the 2022 Angeles Estrellas Award
CHICAGO, August 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Angeles Investors – the investment community that finds, funds and grows the most promising Hispanic and Latina businesses – is pleased to recognize the 2022 Angeles Estrellas Award Winners. Winners, participants and the industry at large will come together in person at the awards at Chicago, Ill., August 19, 2022, to reward the best backers and venture capitalists investing in Hispanic and Latino startups. This year’s winners exemplify leadership not only by investing in the best startups, but also by investing in founders who are among the fastest growing segments of the US economy.
This year The Q3 event will take place August 18-19at several sites in Chicago at Google’s Chicago office, Northern Trust, the Chicago Booth Gleacher Center and Wintrust. The Estrellas Awards Dinner and Cocktails are sponsored by Goldman Sachs and First Bank Chicago, respectively. Accredited investors will have the opportunity to hear from some of America’s top startups applying for funding. Click here to see the full agenda.
“It’s exciting to see the number of major funders and venture capital groups investing in Latin American startups grow!” In 2020, we launched Angeles Investors with the aim of raising awareness in the venture capital industry of all that the Latin American startup community has to offer. Fast forward two years, we now have a roster of 40 Estrellas helping us achieve this goal, and we’re just getting started,” said Adela CepedaChairman of the Board of Angeles Investors and Director at BMO Financial Corporation.
It was a priority of Chingona Ventures to provide access and opportunity to the Latin American startup community, where access to funding – the fuel needed to grow their businesses – is a constant struggle.
“I was fortunate to have the support of the Latinx community early in fundraising, including many Angeles members. We need organizations like ours to invest in and support the startup community where founders receive less than 1% of all venture funding,” said Samara Mejia Hernandezfounding partner of Chingona Ventures.
Nominations for the Angeles Estrellas Award are invited from Angeles Members, partners and the general public. Winners are evaluated on the amount of startups invested, total dollars invested, and their commitment to the Hispanic and Latinx startup ecosystem.
SOURCE Angeles Investors