Paul Lee
Paul Lee

Adjunct Lecturer of Finance

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Paul Lee joined Lightbank as a Partner in February 2011. At Lightbank, Paul led the firm’s investments in BabbaCo (board member), Beachmint (board observer), Cleversense (acquired by Google), Contently (board member), DoubleDutch, ElaCarte (board observer), EventUp (board member), Needle, OnSwipe, SkyVu Entertainment(board member), and Udemy (board member). In addition, he is also an independent board director for Lifeway Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: LWAY).

Previously, Paul was Managing Director and Group Head of Digital at Playboy Enterprises where he was responsible for acquiring, investing in, launching, and operating the company's various digital businesses. In addition, Paul also spearheaded the digital strategy implemented in positioning the company for a take–private transaction.

Prior to Playboy Enterprises, Paul was a founding Partner and Senior Vice President at the Peacock Equity Fund, a joint venture between NBC Universal and GE Capital. In his capacity as a Partner, Paul's representative Board and Observer seats included 4INFO, Greystripe, and Ramp. He first started in digital media as part of the co–founding team of Click2Asia, a venture–backed online media company. Paul received a dual undergraduate degree in Mathematical Methods in Social Sciences (MMSS) and Economics from Northwestern University. In his spare time, Paul aspires to become a national champion in competitive, natural lump charcoal BBQ.

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MBA, Kellogg School of Management, UCLA Anderson School of Management
BS, Mathematics and Economics, Northwestern University

Other Professional Experience
Director, Lifeway, 2012-present
Director, Udemy, 2011-present
Board Observer, E la Carte Inc., 2011-present
Director, CoffeeMeetsBagel, 2012-present
Director, SkyVu Entertainment, 2012-present
Director, Eventup, 2012-2014
General Partner, Lightbank, 2011-2014
Director, Contently, Inc., 2011-2014
Director, BabbaCo, 2006-2010
Partner, Peacock Equity Fund, 2006-2010
Senior Vice President, GE Capital, 2003-2006
Co-Founder, Click2Asia, Inc., 1999-2003
Business Development, USWeb, 1998-1999
Strategy Consultant, Accenture, 1997-1998

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