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24 Investments in 22 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
New York
Website:
https://angel.co/lclinden
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Person Details

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Lee is an entrepreneur and early stage investor.

Previously, he lead Facebook's emerging initiatives in commerce, including Gifts and the Facebook Card.

Lee founded Karma, a breakthrough mobile commerce platform which allowed smartphone users to instantly send real gifts to others without the burden of physical mailing addresses. Karma was acquired by Facebook in early 2012.

Prior to Karma, Lee founded Tapjoy and piloted the company to it's position as a leading mobile advertising platform which today touches more than 1 billion devices. He began Tapjoy by co-creating multiple top mobile games for iOS/Android and subsequently unraveling the potential of mobile advertising and app distribution at scale.

Earlier, Lee worked for venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins and helped launch the iFund, a $100M investment vehicle focused on smartphone application platforms. Lee originally began his career working in product development at Microsoft, where he co-created the Windows Home Server division and shipped the first version of that product to market.

Lee holds a MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business and a BA in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan. He grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan and today lives and works in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.

Lee has been a featured speaker at universities, conferences, and panels worldwide and has received numerous awards for his work including 30 under 30 Best Young Tech Entrepreneur by Bloomberg Businessweek 2012, 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company in 2012, and The Silicon Valley 100 by Business Insider 2013.

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2008
2011
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Board & Advisor Roles (2)

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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jul, 2016$3M / Series APersonal Investment
Apr, 2016undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2016$4M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2015$3.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2015$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2015undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Jan, 2015undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2014$7.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 2014$7M / Series APersonal Investment
Aug, 2014$6.54M / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2014$3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2014$2.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2014$6M / Secondary MarketPersonal Investment
Jan, 2014$6.9M / VenturePersonal Investment
Jan, 2014$4.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2013$2.12M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2013$6M / Series APersonal Investment
Oct, 2013$1.4M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2013$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2013$1.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2013$2.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2013$1.25M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2012undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2012$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2011$1.6M / SeedPersonal Investment

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