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Losing Everything Was Good for Me, with Christina Bui


In this episode of Money Tales, our guest is Christina Bui. As Christina tells us, losing everything was good for her. The fall of Saigon happened in 1975. Leaving everything they had behind, Christina’s mom paid a stranger with gold to get a flight out of Vietnam. The plane took off on what happened to be the day before the Saigon airport was bombed. This harrowing escape was a pivotal moment that created more opportunities for Christina and her mother than they ever would have imagined. This is a story you won’t want to miss.

Christina is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Kylan Ventures, a venture studio focused on championing the global talent and innovation of Vietnamese entrepreneurs. She serves as an operating partner, strategic advisor, and board advisor with various companies: Chief Business Development Officer at OnSky Health, a remote patient monitoring health tech company; Chief Growth Officer at Top Care Medical Group; a healthcare practice group; Board Advisor at Omni Bev, a Vietnamese Cold Brew Coffee Company; Board Advisor at Son Foods, a seafood company; Board Advisor at Wynn’s Kitchen, Asian food spices and condiments; Strategic Advisor at Enterprise Purchasing Group, a supply chain management company; Strategic Advisor at Networked, a community networking platform; and Fund Advisor and Limited Partner at How Women Invest Fund.

A refugee of Vietnam’s Fall of Saigon, Christina believes in giving back to the community. She serves on the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Advisory Board; Fulbright University Vietnam Global Advisory Board, Executive Board of How Women Lead, and Board Member of the Association for Corporate Growth. Christina holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and French from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in corporate finance from Johns Hopkins University. She was awarded “Most Influential Women in Business” in 2016 and 2017 by the San Francisco Business Times. Christina has Co-Chaired the Association for Corporate Growth’s M&A West Coast Conference eleven years in a row from 2012-2023.

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