Ben Lee is the Managing Director at CircleUp Funds, an online investment platform focused on connecting innovative consumer brands with accredited investors. He leads the company’s efforts to discover and evaluate promising high-growth companies. He is also focused on building out CircleUp’s network of industry partners, who can provide companies with the resources they need as they continue to grow.
Prior to CircleUp, Ben worked with both startups and consumer products companies. He was previously at JH Partners, a consumer-focused private equity firm, where he invested in and supported companies in a variety of industries, including personal care, home goods and direct marketing. He also worked at GoSmile, a developer of innovative teeth whitening products, and TaskRabbit, an online services marketplace. Ben started his career as an investment banker at Thomas Weisel Partners.
Ben received a BS in Physics from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He holds Series 63 and 82 licenses.