SomosVC Fellowship


Posted on March 11, 2024

About SomosVC

SomosVC is a group of experienced venture investors focused on growing and supporting the Latino/a venture capital ecosystem. We aim to grow the number of Latino/a professionals in venture capital, help Latino/a venture investors grow their careers and network, and increase the dollars flowing to Latino/a venture investors.

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 Latino/a 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 advice and training.
  • Mentorship: Each Fellow will be paired with a VC towards the end of the program 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 give participants a rare first-hand look at a wide array of intellectual and operational challenges venture capitalists navigate.

Who is this program for?

  • If you are an early career professional
  • You have between 2–7 years of full-time work experience and are seriously considering a career in venture capital
  • You are actively interested in pursuing a career in venture capital in the next ~6-12 months (if you are considering matriculating into business school / graduate school next year, this program is not for you)
  • Individuals who identify as Hispanic or Latinx

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 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 have been our instructors?

  • Miriam Rivera at Ulu Ventures
  • Naomi Ionita at Menlo Ventures
  • Viviana Faga at Felicis Ventures
  • Jacob Mullins at Shasta Ventures
  • Vanessa Larco at NEA
  • Jomayra Herrera at Reach Capital
  • Jazmin Medina at NewView Capital
  • Maria Salamanca at Ulu Ventures
  • Sergio Monsalve at Roble Ventures
  • Many others!

Key Dates

  1. Application deadline: Wednesday, March 20th at 5:00pm PT
  2. Program Dates: April 24th – June 12th at 4:00PM to 5:15PM PST (7:00-8:15PM EST) every Wednesday.
  3. Session Cadence: Our group will meet weekly for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Attendance is mandatory – if a fellow misses more than 1 session they will be removed from the program. We will have two 2-hour sessions the third and sixth weeks of class.
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