- Web3 Familia founder Orlando Gomez is a new crypto investor and bought impressed to educate others.
- Gomez, a former funding banker, plans to educate Latinos on how to make investments in Web3.
- So far, Web3 Familia has over 600 members on Discord and hopes to have 1 million by 2023.
It was throughout an internship with Harlem Capital, an early- stage enterprise capital agency that invests in various founders, that Orlando Gomez realized extra capital was being deployed into Web3 startups.
After finishing his internship on the VC agency final November, he determined to create Web3 Familia, a community with the purpose of instructing Latinos about Web3 and the way they will make investments in the house.
“I didn’t want 10 years to go by before people wake up and question the lack of diversity in Web3, I wanted to build it now,” Gomez informed Insider.
Web3 Familia is now a web based community of 600-plus Latinos that join over Discord, led by 5 core workforce members who’ve expertise in advertising, group constructing, funding banking and blockchain know-how.
The community has gained traction via social media, and by internet hosting on-line webinars for Latinos who need to be a part of and be taught concerning the fundamentals of Web3, how the blockchain works, or which NFTs to look out for.
By providing a house to be taught, Gomez hopes that extra Latinos will acquire belief in Web3 and select to make good investments to construct wealth.
Over the following 12 months, the community will work on turning into a decentralized autonomous group or DAO, host academic webinars, and create Web3 academic content material in Spanish, since it is not available.
Gomez knew when constructing the community that communities of shade had been “behind on tech and financial literacy, so we needed a space to educate them on both.”
The Web3 Familia founder has over a decade of expertise in funding banking, and spent two years instructing monetary literacy in Peru whereas in the Peace Corps. That expertise additionally impressed him to begin the community.
Gomez has seen that communities of shade are already very in the Web3 growth, and actively buying and selling cryptocurrencies, which he believes presents them alternatives to make investments that did not exist earlier than.
According to a June 2021 survey performed by by NORC on the University of Chicago, researchers discovered that 13% of Americans reported buying or buying and selling cryptocurrencies, and 44% of respondents had been non white.
Yet, Gomez fears these communities may make errors if they do not get a robust understanding of fine investing practices.
The overarching purpose for Web3 Familia is to onboard 1 million Latinos into its group by 2023. However, Gomez is aware of that may’t be performed with out offering group assets and making certain that Web3 Familia is a protected house to be taught.
“Gaining trust from our communities is paramount in this space,” he mentioned. “If not, you just become another anonymous identity that might take money from them.”