Sunday, November 20, 2011

Aileen Lee, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner, talks about opportunities for women in technology

Aileen Lee is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, having joined the firm in 1999. Her primary area of focus is working with consumer-oriented digital companies. Aileen has worked closely with the teams at companies such as Blue Nile (Nasdaq: Nile), Bloom Energy, Friendster (acquired by MOL Global), Good Technology (acquired by MOT), shopkick, Tellme (acquired by Microsoft) and Zazzle. She currently works with companies including Callaway Digital Arts, Offermatic, One Kings Lane, Plum District, Rent the Runway, Trendyol and RMG Networks (formerly Danoo), where she served as the founding CEO for two years.

Before joining KPCB, Aileen worked at Gap Inc. in various operating roles. She has also worked for Odwalla and for The North Face in brand and product marketing. Aileen began her career at Morgan Stanley in technology mergers and acquisitions.

Aileen has a bachelor of science degree from MIT and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She is also a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.

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