Aileen Lee

Founder and Partner
Cowboy Ventures

Aileen Lee is the founder of Cowboy Ventures, a seed-stage focused fund. Cowboy Ventures seeks to back exceptional founders who are building technology products that re-imagine work and personal life in large and growing markets – what they call “Life 2.0”. Cowboy-backed companies include August, Area 1 Security, DocSend, Dollar Shave Club, Guild Education, Lending Home, MassDrop, Product Hunt, and Textio.

Prior to Cowboy, Aileen joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers in 1999, where she worked hands-on with a range of consumer, enterprise, media and greentech companies. During that time she was also founding CEO of KPCB-backed RMG Networks, the leading digital out-of-home media network. She previously worked in various operating roles at Gap Inc. and as an analyst at Morgan Stanley. Aileen enjoys thinking about and writing about tech insights, including “Welcome to the Unicorn Club” and “Why Women Rule the Internet”.

She has degrees from MIT, Harvard and Millburn High School. Aileen is also mom to 3 kids and wife to the co-founder/CTO of a series-B startup, Renovo Motors.