At BraveCore, we believe in turning pain into power. This can mean different things to different people, but at its heart, the principle teaches us that instead of avoiding a challenge or remaining stuck in our pain, we choose to let it fuel our future. Today’s guest is one of the best examples we’ve seen yet. Whether winning a fight with cancer, grappling with questions about her life’s purpose, or digging deep to redefine hardships of the past, she’s seeking sustainable, meaningful ways to empower the global citizens of tomorrow. Together, she’ll help us ponder the question:
How can we create opportunities for future generations?
A conversation with impact investor and advisor Bonnie Lin, on this episode of Lead With a Question.
Bonnie Lin is the Managing Director of The Rainmakers Global and Investment Committee member of Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2). She is an impact investor, advisor, and speaker who specializes in scaling technology ventures in global markets and works with family offices, corporates, and governments to accelerate innovation ecosystems with strategic capital.
Bonnie has spent 25 years driving innovation and growth in private, public, and nonprofit sectors in North America and the Asia Pacific, and has expertise in change leadership, venture capital, and economic development. Her background spans marketing for 90s dot coms turned tech giants, lean manufacturing, global supply chain, and cross-border M&A in Taiwan and China, and R&D grants under the Obama Administration during the 2008 Recession. In addition to working with over 100 leaders from Fortune 500 companies to Shark Tank, she founded 4 companies including a tech startup and real estate investment brokerage.
A cancer survivor whose childhood was spent in a Buddhist monastery, Bonnie is led by a purpose to collaborate for the responsible transfer of intergenerational wealth, knowledge, and power for the greater good. An advocate for education, entrepreneurship, and women in leadership, she is a Board Trustee of The Fogarty Foundation, mentors entrepreneurs, and has previously served on the boards of the US District Export Council and Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition.
Bonnie resides in San Francisco and Perth and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. She earned her Bachelors at the University of California, Berkeley, her MBA from the University of Phoenix, and completed executive certificates in Venture Capital and Economics from Berkeley School of Law and Value Investing from Columbia Business School.