Managing Partner at Unicorn Venture Partners
Los Angeles, CA
Jonathan Hung is a transformative venture capital partner who believes in a bright future for businesses seeking to broaden their horizons in North America and Asia. One of the most active angel investors in Southern California, his mission is to drive value creation within each portfolio company. In support of this mission, he serves as Co-Managing Partner at – Unicorn Venture Partners – providing a hands-on approach to supporting companies by offering strategic expertise in operations management, finance, business development, multinational business strategy, entrepreneurship, networking, data analysis, and leadership. Jonathan and his team target investments in US companies that have global market potential with a focus on long-term growth expansion to East Asian markets. In addition to providing venture capital funding and advisory support, he also provides business mentorship based on his experience running U.S. and China offices as the President of United Overseas Textile Corporation. Jonathan was also a Managing Member for his family office fund, J Heart Ventures, which made investments in start-up companies such as Gyft, ChowNow, Miso Robotics, Clover Health, Bitmain, etc. He also leverages various degrees from the University of Southern California, London School of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Jonathan believes that every start-up/portfolio company regardless of industry and size can take full advantage of his genuine approach to mentorship. Jonathan specializes in early-stage investing and the formation of strategic business partnerships. He invites connections with any professional who shares his passion for the technology and consumer market sector, entrepreneurship, and venture capital.
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Jan 2021 - Present
Senior Venture Partner and Head of Due Diligence
Expert DOJO is the most active international early-stage startup accelerator in Southern California. We invest $100,000 in each of our startups and help them get traction and scale faster than they could ever do by themselves. Since 2014, we have invested in over 80 startups to accelerate their growth. What makes us special is our focus on building visionary companies. If you can visualize your unicorn, you have a higher probability of achieving its full potential. That’s where Expert DOJO comes in. We invest in pre-seed and seed companies ready to scale quickly. Most of our startups are minority and female founded technology companies. However, we remain industry agnostic and invest in founders from all over the world and from diverse backgrounds.
Dec 2020 - Present
Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) and Co-Founder
Team Kitchens creates and delivers exceptional restaurant experiences, allowing brands to extend their fan engagement and revenue streams directly into consumer' homes. Welcome to the Future of the Restaurant Industry.
Aug 2018 - Present
Unicorn Venture Partners
Unicorn Venture Partners is a Los Angeles based Venture Capital Fund focused on a hands-on engagement with founders and portfolio companies. Unicorn Venture Partners has more than $2 billion in exits and several billion more as investors and financial advisers.
Aug 2018 - Present
Trousdale Ventures LLC
Trousdale Ventures is not a traditional VC firm. We search a broad spectrum of markets for opportunities that are financially viable, with an inherent worthiness and merit, that set them apart. The Trousdale Ventures team provides a combination of investment expertise, founding and operational experience and creative talent to create strategic partnerships with our portfolio to facilitate the growth of each company.
Mar 2016 - Present
J Heart Ventures
➤ Leads the due diligence and structuring of prospective investments in support of improved return performance. ➤ Identifies and presents key risks and merits of opportunities to the investment committee. ➤ Implements and develops efficient monitoring tools and procedures for the ongoing review of portfolio performance. ➤ Actively evaluates and monitors portfolio post-investments by reviewing investment data while maintaining frequent interactions with portfolio stakeholders. ➤ Presents recommendations to streamline investment management processes that include capital market analysis, portfolio construction, asset allocation, liquidity and risk management. Portfolio Companies: - Gyft (Acquired by First Data) (https://www.gyft.com/) - eSalon.com (https://www.esalon.com/) - ChowNow (https://www.chownow.com/) - Clover Health (https://www.clover.com/) - Clutter (https://www.clutter.com/) - Enplug (https://www.enplug.com/) - DoseDr (https://dosedr.com/) - CALA (https://ca.la/) - Miso Robotics (http://www.misorobotics.com/) - OneRent (https://www.onerent.co/) - Good Shepherd Entertainment (http://www.goodshepherd.games/) - Boulevard (https://joinboulevard.com/) - Merry Jane (https://merryjane.com/) - Findally (https://www.findally.com/) - Vertical Mass (http://site.verticalmass.com/) - EQtainment (https://eqtainment.com/) - MakeSpace (https://makespace.com/) - Grown Rogue (http://www.grownrogue.com/) - Iterative Capital (https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/iterative-instinct)
Jan 2016 - Present
➤ Collaborates with executive team members to plan and implement a long-term strategy for the company’s sustained growth in the United States and China regional markets. ➤ Generates over $30 million/year in revenue through clothing sales of Menswear: Suits, Pants, and Knit & Woven Shirts. ➤ Implements performance, quality and efficiency measures to achieve quarterly textile production goals. ➤ Coordinates closely with buyers and replenishment teams for customers such as Amazon, Burlington Coat Factory, Costco, etc. ➤ Oversees three office staffs in Los Angeles, Shanghai, and Hong Kong with a total of 25 employees and helps control six separate clothing factories in China with up to 1,500 factory workers.
Mar 2012 - Dec 2015
➤ Collaborates with executive team members to plan and implement a long-term strategy for the company’s sustained growth in the United States and China regional markets. ➤ Generates over $30million/year in revenue through clothing sales of Men’s wear: Suits, Pants, and Knit & Woven Shirts. ➤ Implements performance, quality and efficiency measures to achieve quarterly textile production goals. ➤ Coordinates closely with buyers and replenishment teams for customers such as Amazon, Burlington Coat Factory, Costco, etc. ➤ Oversees three office staffs in Los Angeles, Shanghai, and Hong Kong with a total of 25 employees and helps control six separate clothing factories in China with up to 1,500 factory workers
Jul 2011 - Feb 2012
Global Logistics Improvement Group Project Manager
➤ Managed special projects at the Shanghai Parts Distribution Center that included: o Inventory management,accounting,customs clearance,and both cost-saving and time-saving operational procedures. ➤ Improved productivity, service,quality,and expense metrics by executing multiple logistics projects on time and within budget. ➤ Delivered projects from initiation through close with in the areas of logistics, trade,and fulfillment functions.
2009 - 2010
UBS Wealth Management
➤ Advised corporations and executives through utilizing strategic and tactical asset allocation, investment manager selection and liability management as a member of The Fogarty Group. ➤ Provided consultations for clients on wealth management strategies based on their financial and investment objectives. ➤ Constructed performance reports and hypothetical investment models for both prospect and client presentation materials. ➤ Managed,trained and selected six interns for marketing campaign projects, database entry, research and client support. ➤ increased customer financial confidence by providing personalized financial advice, answering customer questions, and addressing concerns. ➤ Escalated any client financial issues tot he appropriate team members while maintaining confidentiality.
Apr 2007 - Jan 2009
➤ Ranked 1st tier in Reach for Excellence (RFE) financial advisor trainee program based on assets and revenue. ➤ Contributed to the Stock Plan Services Financial Advisors team as a plan administrator involving exercising and investing of stock options and restricted share units for the employees of companies such as Hilton Hotels, Infosys Technology and Univision. ➤ Advised High-Net-Worth and Ultra-High-Net-Worth clients through the development of discretionary strategic and tactical portfolio strategies and allocations in selected equities, exchange traded funds, fixed income bonds and options trading
2015 - 2018
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance and Financial Management Services
2010 - 2011
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.Eng., Logistics and Supply Chain Management
2005 - 2006
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
M.Sc., History of International Relations
University of Southern California
B.S. in Business Administration, Business Administration and Management, General