Excelerate Lab Mentors

Paul Lee

Paul Lee (@ipaullee)

Partner
Lightbank
http://www.lightbank.com

Paul joined Lightbank as a Partner in February 2011. Previously, Paul was Managing Director and Group Head for Digital Ventures at Playboy Enterprises where he was responsible for acquiring, investing in, and launching digital businesses on behalf of the enterprise. In addition, Paul also spearheaded the digital strategy implemented in positioning the company for a take-private transaction. Prior to Playboy, Paul was a founding member at the Peacock Equity Fund, the venture arm of NBC Universal. In this role, Paul was responsible for establishing the investment criteria, deal evaluation process, and portfolio management best practices for the group. In his capacity as a deal partner, some of Paul's representative Board and Observer seats include Greystripe, 4INFO, and Ramp. Paul received a dual undergraduate degree in Mathematical Methods in Social Sciences (MMSS) and Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA.