VentureBeat: How a Chinese restaurant, Hong Kong idol, and fatherhood shape Andrew Chung’s VC philosophy

“I wanna be a billionaire so freakin’ bad …”

When he sings the song “Billionaire,” Andrew Chung is different. Unlike you or me, he has a pretty good shot at making the words come true. That’s because Chung is a partner at Khosla Ventures, one of the most idiosyncratic and powerful venture capital firms in Silicon Valley.

“Buy all the things I never had …”

But he’s also different because the man can actually sing pretty well. He’s such a good vocalist, in fact, that he was a finalist in a major musical competition — Hong Kong Idol in 2002 — and was offered a contract from one of Asia’s biggest record labels.

He could have been a star.