Special Guest Speaker

John Lee

Vice President – Silicon Valley Bank

John Lee is a vice president in SVB’s Early Stage Practice. John builds and manages relationships with strategic partners, including accelerators, incubators, university entrepreneurship programs, and investors such as angels and venture capital firms, driving business development with early stage technology companies.

Previously, John was a vice president in SVB’s Entrepreneur Services Group, establishing banking relationships with early stage enterprise software and hardware companies, assisting clients with raising capital through introductions to investors, and developing programs to share insights and connections with corporate development and information technology groups.

John served earlier as a relationship manager for SVB’s Emerging Technologies Practice, providing commercial banking services to early stage technology, life science, and cleantech companies, and investors such as angels and venture capital firms.

Before joining SVB, John worked at Societe Generale, Union Bank of California, and Bank of America, focusing on technology, communications, and media companies.

While completing his undergraduate studies, John worked at Intel, conducting research and analysis of competitive semiconductor design and manufacturing technologies.

John holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.