LA500 2023: Richard Jun

LA500 2023: Richard Jun

Co-Founder, Managing Director, BAM Ventures

Jun co-founded BAM Ventures with Brian Lee in 2014. The firm invests in seed-stage companies developing consumer-focused technologies. Among the firm’s biggest L.A. success stories to date are Honey Science Corp., which sold to PayPal Holdings Inc. for $4 billion, and cat litter company PrettyLitter Inc., which sold to Mars Inc. BAM is also the first institutional investor in L.A.’s Thrive Market. Jun is a former corporate attorney, and prior to establishing BAM Ventures he served as general counsel for fashion subscription service ShoeDazzle. He has personally led investment in more than 80 companies and is a co-lead judge for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.


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