I’m Cheryl Campos. I’m the Head of Venture Growth and Partnerships at Republic where I focus on working with VCs, accelerators, and our robust community to help investors and founders thrive.
I’m also the co-founder of VCFamilia, a community of 250+ Latinx investors started just one year ago. We are working hard to normalize the Latinx experience in VC and make capital more accessible both for funders and founders.
I kicked off my career in finance as an analyst at Barclays in the investment banking division through the Financial Institutions Group and Structured Products. I then went into private debt/equity supporting underrepresented small businesses. Taking a sharp left turn into tech was the biggest risk of my life but because it was mission-oriented and timed right, it also became the most rewarding experience.
I’m passionate about the intersection of finance, technology, and social impact, specifically, supporting communities of color.
On the side I am also a professional model, working with brands like Tom Ford, Christian Louboutin, Macy’s and walking NYFW for years. I’m dabbling in acting now and you can find me on HBO’s Mrs. Fletcher.
Ask me anything about breaking into VC, community building, investing in crypto, web3, being a multi-hyphenated Latina in the VC world, or anything else!