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100 Latina Founders

Cecilia Corral
May 21, 2019 · 3 min read

It’s been a little over one year since I first published a list of 35 Latina tech founders who had raised more than $1 million in funding. People had been telling me for years that we simply did not exist so we couldn’t be funded, placed on panels, highlighted on female founder lists, etc. A few weeks after publishing my list last year it grew to 50.

Over the last year I have been on the lookout for any other Latina founders, and I found them through creative google searches, Twitter threads, and referrals. The most surprising part of all, they had been here all along!

I’ve learned a lot from gathering this data and I’d like to highlight a few insights:

  • The only recipe to success: love the problem you are solving. That’s it. I highly recommend the Latino Founder Hour podcast to learn more about how many of the founders have found their calling. I’ve been personally motivated by hearing these stories.

A special thank you to a number of these wonderful ladies for trusting me with their data and their stories. For those I was unable to get in touch with, I used publicly available information. A BIG thank you to everyone that referred someone else to the list.

Next milestone? Let’s get this list to 500!

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