First Republic Bank
Hana is a Venture and Technology Banker at First Republic Bank. Previously, she was a managing partner at Manos Accelerator, a high-tech accelerator based in downtown San Jose, California, focused on building an ecosystem of Latino entrepreneurs, angel investors, and venture capitalists. She is co-founder of the Manos Angel Network and Bootcamp and SV Links Investor Seminar, educational programs for new angel investors of emerging markets.
Before Manos, Hana worked at crowdfunding and e-commerce startups in strategic and operational roles. Prior to joining the tech startup world, Hana held strategic and operational positions at Adobe, the United Nations Population Fund Agency, and Capgemini Consulting.
Hana is also a founding partner and CEO of Wingpact, a global network of women investors and entrepreneurs. Wingpact launched in Fall 2015 with its book, Impact with Wings: Stories to Inspire and Mobilize Women Investors and Entrepreneurs, to fund and create projects that they are most passionate about.
Hana has a particular interest in crowdfunding and social impact, and in companies founded by multicultural and under-represented entrepreneurs.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Hana is a graduate of Columbia University, where she was president of the Fundraising Student Association. She holds an MS in fundraising management, a BA in Spanish & Portuguese Literature, and a minor in education from UC Berkeley.
Hana serves as the Northern California Chair of the Berkeley Korean-American Alumni Association. Hana is tri-cultural: born in Seoul, raised in Iguazu, Argentina, and refined in Hays, Kansas.
Hana is a member of Class 20 and began her fellowship at Manos Accelerator under the mentorship of Ariel Jaduszliwer (Class 16) of Pacific Community Ventures. She completed her fellowship at First Republic Bank.