Episode 6: The Future of Venture Capital with Jonathan Hung

How does the upheaval of COVID-19 impact an industry that already juggles plenty of unpredictability? This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with the most active angel investor in Southern California, Jonathan Hung, to discuss this exact predicament. Between breaking down what he looks for in a potential investment to the impact the pandemic has on the field of Venture Capital, Jonathan explains the power teams have on a person's ability to succeed, the types of companies that are born from difficult times, and tips on how VCs can thrive in the post pandemic environment.


Clara Mouawad

Clara is the Content Specialist at BCC Research, where she spends her time writing blogs and white papers, designing graphics and thinking up ways BCC can take over the world...like with a podcast.

A world traveler (less so during COVID19, of course), marketing whiz and always thirsty for knowledge, Clara finds innovators in a variety of fields and asks the question that our listeners want to know: How will this industry, technology or company shape how we live and work in the future?

Episode Timeline

  • [00:30]Introducing the world of venture capital
  • [01:12]Jonathan's story and how he got into Venture Capital
  • [04:13]On the importance of profitability in VC
  • [08:10]What Jonathan looks for in a team when looking at startups
  • [09:16]The impact of Covid-19 on VC
  • [11:14]What Venture Capitalists and entrepreneurs can do to prepare for the post-Covid 19 economy
  • [12:55]Looking at alternative investments in the next 5 years
  • [15:19]What Jonathan looks for in an elevator pitch
  • [17:31]Jonathan's 1 tip for hopeful entrepreneurs