James Lee

Executive Director

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Photonfund is an early stage, deep tech Venture Capital firm. Focus sector includes deep tech (advance material, semiconductor, quantum), Life Science (therapeutic and rapid diagnosis) and interaction of Tech and Bio. Most favorable stage is Seed to A+ as first intuitional money. Photonfund’s investment thesis is partnering with world-class founders commercializing first-in-class technology; to turn into best-in-class limited partners.

Prior VC, James was a farmer, a teacher, a solider and a sales. James is an PM-turned entrepreneur with relentless curiosity. James earned his experience in Silicon Valley as a creator and an operator, and brought numerous innovations into massive production. James learned his empathy for entrepreneurship during his own venture and enjoys working with entrepreneurs solving hard problem. James sits on investment committee at Photonfund focus on activity in North America.

James earned his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California and MBA degree from Haas school of Business at University of California Berkeley. His recent interest is to work with life science founder to improve human’s health and embrace post-pandemic new norm. James invests and sits on board in several life science startup since pandemic. He is actively providing mentorship to the entrepreneur with diversified background also serves as an advisor to numerous incubator programs in Bay area and Bay state.

James is attending / has attended:

The 2019 New England Venture Summit
Venture Summit | West 2020
Venture Summit Virtual Connect | Global
Venture Summit Virtual Connect 3
VSVC West 2021
Venture Summit Virtual Connect | Global 21

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