44. Bernard Chong, The Brenseed Foundation

In this captivating episode of Angels, Exits, and Acquisitions, host Jeff Barnes is joined by Bernard Chong, a visionary entrepreneur and the founder of BrenSEED Foundation, an organization committed to empowering aspiring leaders worldwide through transformative education and professional development. Bernard shares his journey from growing up in a family business in the Philippines to becoming a significant figure in angel investing in the United States, emphasizing the lessons learned, the importance of patience, and the value of investing in people.

Bernard Chong, originally from the Philippines and now based in Los Angeles, discusses his first investment, the evolution of his investment philosophy, and the impactful role of BrenSEED Foundation in shaping the future of education. This episode is a must-watch for anyone interested in the intersections of leadership, education, investment, and personal growth.


  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 00:18 Bernard Chong’s Background
  • 01:44 Bernard’s First Investment Experience
  • 03:29 The Transition to Angel Investing
  • 06:00 Learning and Growth as an Investor
  • 09:18 The Role of Patience and Communication in Investments
  • 12:00 Navigating Challenges and Supporting Founders
  • 18:27 Lessons from Angel Investing
  • 22:57 Successful Investments and Projects
  • 25:29 Launching the BrenSEED Foundation
  • 30:06 Connecting with Bernard

Learn more about BrenSEED Foundation and its mission to empower aspiring leaders by visiting https://brenseedfoundation.org/.

Connect with Bernard Chong on social media for insights and updates: https://linktr.ee/brenchong

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