Howard Lee

Howard is Co-Founder and Managing Director at Founders Equity Partners (FEP), a venture investment firm focused on secondary opportunities, based in San Francisco, Calif. He has more than fourteen years of experience in venture capital and growth equity investing, and more than twenty-four years of experience in research, development, and marketing in emerging and established technology companies and research institutions. His extensive investment experience includes cross-border investments with both US/Asia/China as well as US/Europe. Prior to FEP, he was Co-Head for US Private Equity at CDIB Capital, the private equity arm of CDIB, the largest industrial bank in Taiwan. Prior to CDIB Capital, Mr. Lee was a General Partner at Crystal Ventures, a venture capital firm that focused on early-stage infrastructure and enabling technology companies in both the US and Asia. Mr. Lee has held management positions in product management and marketing at Applied Materials and has worked as a research investigator in optoelectronics and semiconductor materials at the US Army Research Labs. He has also held engineering positions at IBM and Unisys. Mr. Lee holds a BS in Electrical Engineering, a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Electro-Optics from Cornell University, and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.