Lee Linden

@ Entrepreneur and Early Stage Investor

Lee is an entrepreneur and early stage investor who works with startup founders to help them find product/market fit and grow to become impactful businesses.

Previously, he lead Facebook’s emerging initiatives in commerce and mobile ads. Lee joined Facebook via the acquisition of Karma, a breakthrough commerce company he founded which allowed smartphone users to instantly send physical products to others without mailing addresses.

Prior to Karma, Lee founded Tapjoy and piloted the company to its position as a leading mobile advertising platform which today touches more than 1 billion devices and generates hundreds of millions of dollars in advertising revenue. He began Tapjoy by co-creating multiple top mobile games for iOS/Android and subsequently unraveling the potential of mobile advertising and app distribution at scale.

Earlier, Lee worked for venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins and helped launch the iFund, a $100M investment vehicle focused on smartphone application platforms. Lee originally began his career working in product development at Microsoft, where he co-created the Windows Home Server division and shipped the first version of that product to market.

Lee holds a MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and a BA in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan. He grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan and today lives and works in New York City

Lee has been a featured speaker at universities, conferences, and panels worldwide and has received numerous awards for his work including 30 under 30 Best Young Tech Entrepreneur by Bloomberg Businessweek, 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company, and The Silicon Valley 100 by Business Insider.