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Aileen Lee, Founder & Managing Partner

Aileen Lee

Founder & Managing Partner, Cowboy Ventures

Aileen has many years of experience helping startups build products customers love, and helping companies scale, both as an investor and an operator.

She is the founder of Cowboy Ventures, a fund that backs seed-stage techonology startups. Cowboy Ventures seeks to back exceptional founders who are building technology products that “re-imagine” work and personal life in large and growing markets, what they call “Life 2.0”. Cowboy-backed companies include August, Branch, Brandless, DocSend, Dollar Shave Club, Guild Education, Lending Home and Lightstep.

Prior to Cowboy, Aileen was a partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers for over a decade, and also founding CEO of RMG Networks, a leading venture-backed digital out-of-home media network. Aileen has experience working hands-on with a range of consumer, enterprise, media and greentech companies, and previously held operating roles at Gap Inc. and as an analyst at Morgan Stanley.

Aileen has degrees from MIT, Harvard and Millburn High School, and is mom to 3 kids and wife to the co-founder/CTO of startup Renovo Motors.