Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Aileen Lee

Founder & Partner, Cowboy Ventures

Aileen has several years of experience helping start ups build products customers love, and helping companies scale, both as an investor and operator. At Cowboy, she’s invested in several culture-defining companies including Dollar Shave Club (acquired by Unilever), Philz Coffee, August, Memebox, and more. Prior to Cowboy, she joined the venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1999. At KPCB she worked hands-on with a range of consumer, enterprise, media and greentech companies including Bloom Energy, Blue Nile (NILE), Good Technology (acquired by MOT), One Kings Lane, Plum District, Rent the Runway, Shopkick, Tellme (acquired by MSFT), and Trendyol. During that time she was also founding CEO of RMG Networks (RMGN), the leading digital out-of-home media company, backed by KPCB. Aileen has also held operating roles at Gap Inc., The North Face, and Odwalla and started her career at Morgan Stanley. She is also the originator of the term “unicorn” for $1 billion+ valuation startups and is co-founder of AllRaise.org, dedicated to improving the success of women in the venture-backed technology ecosystem.