Cheryl is passionate about the intersection of finance, technology, and social impact. She is the Head of Venture Growth and Partnerships at Republic, a one-stop-shop for founders to raise capital from both accredited and non-accredited investors. She is focused on introducing underrepresented founders to both traditional and alternative funding sources in order to help their startups thrive. In other direct investing roles, she is a scout for Lightspeed and an investment partner at The Community Fund. Cheryl is also one of the founders of VCFamilia, a community of Latinx VCs supporting current & emerging investors through collaboration.
Previously she worked as an analyst in a Connecticut-based private debt & equity firm with an emphasis on minority and women entrepreneurs. She started her career in Investment Banking at Barclays, working in the Financial Institutions Group and Structured Finance. She holds a BA in Economics with honors from Harvard University.
There are lots of ways for startups to raise the funds necessary to execute their business plan, including VCs, corporate partnerships, innovation labs, incubators, accelerators. venture funds, angel Investors, crowdfunding platforms, SPACS, friends, family and even their own credit cards. Do you know which source is best for your business? Join us to sort it all out; together we'll explore the benefits and potential drawbacks of each type of funding. This must attend-session will help you prepare for your next fundraise -- whether you are a first time founder or a seasoned veteran.