John Lee

Principal

John Lee

Principal | Technology
Biography

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John is a Principal at OUP where he’s focused on startups across enterprise software and deep tech. Within enterprise software, he’s driven the firm’s investments in Algorithmia, Clarifai, Corelight, Lastline, and Streetlight Data. Within deep tech, John was involved in OUP’s investments in Evolv Technology, Guardant Health (NASDAQ: GH), and Kymeta. John has worked closely with entrepreneurs at company formation, frequently as the first investor, as was the case in Embodied, Perceptive Automata, and Elementary Robotics. John is a board director at Embodied and board observer at Streetlight Data. John was also a board observer at Body Labs (acquired by AMZN).

John got his start in venture as a summer associate at Lux Capital. Prior to Lux, he was a Manager on a small strategy team under the Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra in Mumbai, focusing on technology strategy, corporate development, and in-house startups. At Mahindra, John was on the deal team for the largest cross-border acquisition between India and Korea, when Mahindra acquired SsangYoung Motors.

Outside of work, he spends his time alpine and rock climbing, where he’s often tinkering with and testing his own gear. John resides in San Francisco with his fiancée, Jenny, and vizsla, Finn.