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John Duong

Kind Capital LLC

John is the Founder of Kind Capital, an impact investing platform and investment firm to drive scalable sustainable impact profitably. He was formerly the Managing Director and Founder of Lumina Impact Ventures, the $50M impact investing arm of Lumina Foundation. Previously he was Program & Portfolio Officer at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, managing a $110+ million MRI and PRI investments portfolio across funds and direct investments, and making grants to further the field of impact investing. John started his career as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan, Citigroup and Merrill Lynch in various roles including M&A advisory, credit risk analysis, equity research, capital structure optimization and corporate finance in both debt and equity products. John has extensive for-profit and nonprofit board experience including Cell-Ed, Upswing, BrightHive, EduNav, Credly, Global Communities, Vitas Group, and AAPIP.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

John earned his BA from Yale University and an Executive MBA from Kellogg School of Management; he also spent a semester studying at The Chinese University of Hong Kong as a Boren Fellow.

Born in Cambodia, John immigrated to the US at a young age as a survivor of the Khmer Rouge concentration camps; he and his family were sponsored to the United States by the Catholic Sisters of St. Francis in Wisconsin where he grew up.

John is serving his fellowship in Indianapolis at Lumina Foundation under the mentorship of Chris Eyre of Legacy Venture. He is a member of Class 23.