Paul Lee is a founding member and GP at Builders where he looks to work with teams leveraging technology to disrupt large, archaic industries. Paul also serves as Founder and Chairman of Builders Studios (formerly known as 11 RONIIN).
Previously, Paul was a General Partner at Lightbank where he was a board member at Udemy, Sprout Social, Contently, Talentbin (acquired by Monster Worldwide), and BabbaCo (acquired by Barefoot Books, Inc). He also led the firm’s investment in DoubleDutch, ElaCarte, and Cleversense (acquired by Google).
Prior to his role at Lightbank, Paul was a founding Partner and Senior Vice President at the Peacock Equity Fund, a joint venture between NBC Universal and GE Ventures. Peacock Equity’s investments include Adify (acquired by Cox Communications), BigPoint GMbH (acquired by TA Associates and Summit), Rubicon Project (NASDAQ: RUBI), and Greystripe (acquired by ValueClick).
In addition, he is also an independent board director for Lifeway Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: LWAY). Paul received a dual undergraduate degree in Mathematical Methods in Social Sciences (MMSS) and Economics from Northwestern University. In his spare time, Paul aspires to become a national champion in competitive BBQ where he relies on his Yoder Cheyenne Smoker.