Aileen Lee is the founder and Managing Partner of Cowboy Ventures, and serves as a Strategic Advisor to Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Prior to founding Cowboy, she joined KPCB in 1999 and has worked with a diversity of consumer and enterprise-oriented companies.
Aileen currently works with KP-backed companies including One Kings Lane, Rent the Runway, Trendyol, and Dollar Shave Club. She also has worked closely with the teams or served on the boards of companies such as Blue Nile (Nasdaq: Nile), Bloom Energy, Friendster (acquired by MOL Global), Good Technology (acquired by MOT), Shopkick (acquired by SK Telecom), Tellme (acquired by Microsoft), and RMG Networks (RMGN) where she served as the founding CEO.
Before joining KPCB, Aileen worked at Gap Inc. in various operating roles, including business development, e-commerce, and in the office of the CEO. She has also worked for Odwalla and for The North Face in brand and product marketing. She began her career at Morgan Stanley in technology mergers & acquisitions.
Aileen has a bachelor of science degree from MIT and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She is also a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.
Fund's investment verticals: software, hardware, media and consumer service.