Aileen Lee Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Investments
  • 16

  • Portfolio
  • 5

  • Exits
  • 7


Aileen Lee General Information


Ms. Aileen Lee is the Founder & serves as Managing Partner at Cowboy Ventures. She partners at the earliest stages with enterprise and consumer-oriented startup teams to build products customers love, and to help teams build aspirational companies. She has over two decades of experience starting at the seed stage and staying involved for many years beyond. Before Cowboy, She spent over a decade with the venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. At KPCB she worked hands-on with companies from series A through IPO including Bloom Energy (BE), Rent the Runway (RENT), and Trendyol (acquired by Alibaba). During that time she was also founding CEO of KPCB-backed RMG Networks, a digital media company. She previously held operating roles at Gap Inc. and started her career at Morgan Stanley. She has degrees from MIT, HBS, and MHS (Millburn High, in NJ). She's proudly the co-founder of All Raise, on the board of the Castilleja School, and a Henry Crown Fellow. She's also a mom to 3 kids plus a dog and chickens, and wife to a startup co-founder/CTO. She is also known for the analysis that coined the business term "unicorn", being named one of Time 100's most influential people, as well as being on the Forbes Midas List and top seed investor lists for multiple years.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • 525 Lytton Avenue
  • Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • United States
+1 (650) 000-0000

Aileen Lee Investments (16)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Mutiny 15-Sep-2021 Early Stage VC 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 000
Area 1 Security 29-Jun-2020 00000 00000 0000 Network Management Software Generating Revenue
Aday 01-Jan-2020 00000 00000 00.000 Clothing Generating Revenue 000000 000
Natalist 03-Oct-2019 0000 00000 000 Pharmaceuticals Generating Revenue 000000 000
Brava Home 18-May-2017 00000 00000 0000 Household Appliances Generating Revenue 000000 000
nWay 09-Feb-2017 00000 00000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 000000 000
Brava Home 12-Jan-2017 00000 00000 000.00 Household Appliances Generating Revenue 000000 000
Brava Home 20-Sep-2016 00000 00000 0000 Household Appliances Generating Revenue 000000 000
Drop (Computers, Parts and Peripherals) 24-Sep-2014 Early Stage VC 00.00 Computers, Parts and Peripherals Generating Revenue 000000 000
Rise Labs 12-Feb-2014 Seed Round 00.00 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 000000 000

Aileen Lee Exits (7)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Drop (Computers, Parts and Peripherals) 14-Jul-2023 Merger/Acquisition 000.00
Area 1 Security 01-Apr-2022 000000000000000000 00000
Natalist 21-Oct-2021 000000000000000000
NuOrder 01-Jul-2021 000000000000000000 00000
nWay 27-Feb-2020 000000000000000000 00.000
Brava Home 20-Nov-2019 Merger/Acquisition
Rise Labs 05-Feb-2016 Merger/Acquisition 0000

Aileen Lee Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Aileen Lee Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Aileen Lee Angel Investor 00 00 0 Palo Alto, CA

Aileen Lee Co-Investors (25)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Icon Ventures 1 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Kleiner Perkins 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Sequoia Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Uncork Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Venrex Investment Management 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Aileen Lee FAQs

  • Who is Aileen Lee?

    Aileen Lee is an angel Investor who has made 16 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Aileen Lee?

    Aileen Lee is an angel investor.

  • What does Aileen Lee do?

    As an angel investor, Aileen Lee invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Aileen Lee invested in?

    Aileen Lee has made numerous investments in companies like Mutiny, Area 1 Security, and Aday within the Business/Productivity Software, Network Management Software, and Clothing industries.

  • What has Aileen Lee invested in recently?

    Aileen Lee's latest investment was on 15-Sep-2021 in Mutiny, a company within the Business/Productivity Software industry.

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