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BAM Team

The BAM founding team has an incredible track record and a diverse history, read on and get to know us better.

Brian Lee

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Brian Lee brings with him an unparalleled expertise in launching successful e-commerce brands that leverage technology and social media to provide consumers with a highly customized, entertaining, and informational Internet experience.

Formerly an attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP and a manager at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, Brian co-founded LegalZoom in 2001. LegalZoom has since become the nation-wide leader in online legal services.

On the heels of LegalZoom’s success, Brian launched ShoeDazzle in 2008, an innovative subscription business model with more than 3 million highly engaged members and 2 million Facebook fans. Forbes Magazine ranked ShoeDazzle as number 21 on its Most Promising Companies 2011 list.

Brian was most recently CEO of The Honest Company which he co-founded with Jessica Alba in 2012. Filling a need in the market from parents who demand eco-friendly, non-toxic products for their families, the Honest Company presently boasts over 300 employees and is touted as one of the most promising e-commerce companies in California.

Brian graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Economics/Business from UCLA and received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law. He earned the distinction as one of the 25 Most Notable Korean-American Entrepreneurs by Forbes Magazine in 2009. He is happily married to Mira Lee, and has two young children, Davis and Madison, and lives in Los Angeles, California.

Richard Jun

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Richard Jun is the Co-founder and Managing Director of BAM Ventures, a Los Angeles based venture capital firm that he started with Brian S. Lee, a serial angel investor and the co-founder of Legalzoom, Shoedazzle and The Honest Company. Prior to BAM, Richard served on Shoedazzle’s senior management team as its General Counsel and helped orchestrate the merger of the company with its largest competitor at the end of 2013.

Before Shoedazzle, Richard headed the corporate practice at Lee, Tran and Liang, a boutique downtown Los Angeles law firm. He has extensive experience in all facets of transactional law having served as outside corporate counsel to a variety of companies across a multitude of industries and stages of growth. Richard has considerable experience counseling clients in a broad array of corporate and commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private placements, public securities offerings, secured financing transactions, strategic partnering and licensing technology and intellectual property.

He was also the head attorney and lead business development executive at the US division of a prominent South Korean Entertainment conglomerate. Richard received an A.B. with honors from Harvard University, and a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law.

Shamin Walsh

Managing Director

Shamin Walsh has over 10+ years as an active angel investor who gained experience in the consumer space through her early investments in companies such as Sweetgreen, Outdoor Voices, and Sir Kensington’s.

Prior to joining BAM Ventures as a managing director, she was a consumer-focused partner at an early stage generalist firm with tangible assets in 3PL/fulfillment, cold storage/co-packing, and manufacturing, giving her a holistic perspective through which to evaluate emerging consumer businesses. She managed the investment portfolio and served on several boards, such as Alchemy 43. She also leveraged her experience as a transactional attorney to assist in contract negotiations, fund formation, and fund construction.

Shamin received her B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and a J.D. from Loyola Law School. She previously served as an adjunct professor of Entrepreneurial Finance at Loyola Marymount University and currently serves on the Teach for America Associates Board and as an active mentor with the Fulfillment Fund.