Aileen Lee

Aileen Lee (born 1970) is a U.S. seed investor.wikipedia
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Unicorn (finance)

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Lee coined the often-used Silicon Valley term unicorn in a TechCrunch article "Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning from Billion-Dollar Startups" as profiled in a New York Times article.
The term was coined in 2013 by venture capitalist Aileen Lee, choosing the mythical animal to represent the statistical rarity of such successful ventures.

MIT Sloan School of Management

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Lee earned her bachelor's degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1992.
Aileen Lee, partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Tally Technologies

Through Cowboy Ventures, Lee has made investments in many early-stage companies, including August, Dollar Shave Club, Accompany and Tally Technologies.
In June 2015, Tally received $2 million in seed funding led by Aileen Lee at Cowboy Ventures with participation from Accelerate IT Ventures (AITV) and Sherpalo Ventures.

RMG Networks

Lee joined Kleiner Perkins in 1999 and was the founding CEO of RMG Networks, a company backed by KPCB.
In August 2009, the company renamed itself RMG Networks and appointed Garry McGuire to take over as CEO from Aileen Lee.

Seed money

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Aileen Lee (born 1970) is a U.S. seed investor.

Venture capital

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A venture capital investor, she is the founder of Cowboy Ventures.

TechCrunch

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Lee coined the often-used Silicon Valley term unicorn in a TechCrunch article "Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning from Billion-Dollar Startups" as profiled in a New York Times article.

The New York Times

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Lee coined the often-used Silicon Valley term unicorn in a TechCrunch article "Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning from Billion-Dollar Startups" as profiled in a New York Times article.

Morgan Stanley

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After MIT, she worked as a financial analyst for two years at Morgan Stanley.

Harvard Business School

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She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School in 1997.

Kleiner Perkins

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Lee joined Kleiner Perkins in 1999 and was the founding CEO of RMG Networks, a company backed by KPCB.

Ted Wang

In 2017, Lee added Ted Wang to the firm as a general partner.

Dollar Shave Club

Through Cowboy Ventures, Lee has made investments in many early-stage companies, including August, Dollar Shave Club, Accompany and Tally Technologies.

Recode

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Lee was invited to speak at the 2018 Code Conference put on by Recode and additionally at the 2018 GeekWire Summit.

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Lee was invited to speak at the 2018 Code Conference put on by Recode and additionally at the 2018 GeekWire Summit.

New Jersey

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Lee grew up in New Jersey and is the daughter of Cantonese immigrants.

Pao v. Kleiner Perkins

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Regarding the dinner, a deposition video was brought up in which Aileen Lee testified that she and John Doerr complained about the lack of women.

DataSage

As a result, DataSage was a Unicorn (finance) 13 years before Cowboys Ventures founder Aileen Lee coined the term for private companies that reach a valuation of $1B or more.

Startup company

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The term was coined in 2013 by venture capitalist Aileen Lee, choosing the mythical animal to represent the statistical rarity of such successful ventures.