David Chung | Team | HGGC

David Chung is a Partner and Co-Chief Investment Officer of HGGC

David is a Partner and Co-Chief Investment Officer of HGGC. David is a member of HGGC’s Management Committee and Investment Committee. He is involved in all aspects of investment sourcing, underwriting, execution and portfolio management and realization. He is active in the firm’s Fund III investments in RPX and Monotype Imaging as well as in various toehold investments across Funds III and IV, having led the extension of HGGC’s core middle-market private equity strategy to include public company targets. David also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Pathfinder Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition vehicle backed by affiliates of HGGC and Industry Ventures.

David brings 27 years of experience as a private equity, public equity and hybrid public/private investor. Prior to joining HGGC as an Executive Director in December 2016, David was an independent investor through Arrowhead Holdings LLC, an Investment Partner at Blum Capital Partners, a Partner at Standard Pacific Capital, and a Director and Principal at KKR, where he began his private equity career in 1995. Previously, he was a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. and an investment banker at Hambrecht & Quist. David has served on numerous corporate and non-profit boards, and he currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.


  • Role Partner and Co-Chief Investment Officer
  • Joined 2016
  • Education M.B.A. with High Distinction (Baker Scholar) from Harvard Business School, A.B. in Economics from Harvard College


Portfolio Companies

Upland Software