Fellows Directory

JinA Bae

Abound Capital

JinA is a Co-founder and Managing Partner of Abound Capital, a venture debt firm committed to expanding access to capital for entrepreneurs in the emerging markets of South & Southeast Asia.

At Abound Capital, we are former entrepreneurs, operators, CEOs, and VC investors with decades of experience in the region. Hence, we provide capital like a lender, and we add value like a VC investor through our entrepreneurial experience, strategic connections, and financial advice.

Prior to launching Abound Capital, JinA served as the Head of Corporate Venture at Hanwha Asset Management. Hanwha Group is one of the largest conglomerates in Korea and a GLOBAL FORTUNE 250 Company. JinA led global venture investments for the financial arm of the group across verticals such as fintech, deep tech, and consumer enablement, launched new funds and formed investment consortiums with strategic partners.

JinA began her career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in San Francisco and London where she specialized in developing growth and marketing strategy for global tech and consumer goods companies. She then founded CHOPCHOP, a London-based food tech startup, where she gained invaluable experience as an entrepreneur.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

As an undergraduate, JinA attended Yale where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Ethics, Politics, and Economics and graduated magna cum laude, with Distinction.

JinA is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and is passionate about the Korean reunification and aspires to be one of the first investors to grow the tech ecosystem in the unified Korea.

A member of Class 23, JinA is serving her fellowship at Abound Capital under the mentorship of Mr. Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara, Chief Executive Officer of Temasek International.