Aaron Lee Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 7

  • Portfolio
  • 3

  • Exits
  • 4


Aaron Lee General Information


Dr. Aaron Lee is a Co-Founder & serves as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member at Smith. Dr. Lee serves as Advisor at Easy Paint. He on Product Design and Engineering at Redbeacon. Prior to Redbeacon, he was one of the founding engineers on Google Video. He later became the Tech Lead on YouTube monetization, building products that spanned AdSense, AdWords and YouTube. He was also a Launch Engineer, helping launch many other Google products and mentoring and promoting engineers. Before joining Google, he worked at Bosch building one of the most advanced 3D navigation systems for in-car infotainment. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Graphics from Princeton and has interned at NVIDIA, Microsoft Research (where he received a Microsoft Fellowship), NASA Ames Research Center and Lucent Technologies. He has published papers in SIGGRAPH, IEEE conferences, sciencedaily.com and gamasutra.com. He earned an M.A and B.A. from University of Cambridge with first honors in Computer Science. He holds four patents with seven others currently pending.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States
+1 (650) 000-0000

Aaron Lee Investments (7)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
NerdWallet 21-Oct-2015 Later Stage VC 0000 Financial Software Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 00000 000 00.0
Soothe 11-Feb-2015 0000 00000 00.00 Other Services (B2C Non-Financial) Generating Revenue 00000 000 00.0
Pay By Group 19-Dec-2014 0000 00000 00000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 00000 000 00.0
Snapask 22-Sep-2014 00000 (00000 00000 Educational Software Generating Revenue 00000 000 00.0
Authy 08-Sep-2014 0000 00000 00.000 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 00000 000 00.0
QBotix 14-May-2014 Early Stage VC 0000 Alternative Energy Equipment Bankruptcy: Liquidation 00000 000 00.0
Diffbot 31-May-2012 Seed Round 000 Business/Productivity Software Profitable 00000 000 00.0

Aaron Lee Exits (4)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Pay By Group 25-Jan-2022 Merger/Acquisition
NerdWallet 04-Nov-2021 000 00000
QBotix 01-Aug-2015 Out of Business
Authy 23-Feb-2015 Merger/Acquisition 00.00

Aaron Lee Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Aaron Lee Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Aaron Lee Ph.D Angel Investor 0 0 San Francisco, CA

Aaron Lee FAQs

  • Who is Aaron Lee?

    Aaron Lee is an angel Investor who has made 7 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Aaron Lee?

    Aaron Lee is an angel investor.

  • What does Aaron Lee do?

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

  • What has Aaron Lee invested in?

    Aaron Lee has made numerous investments in companies like NerdWallet, Soothe, and Pay By Group within the Financial Software and Services (B2C Non-Financial) industries.

  • What has Aaron Lee invested in recently?

    Aaron Lee's latest investment was on 21-Oct-2015 in NerdWallet, a company within the Financial Software industry.

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