Bill Lee
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Bill Lee

Bill is an angel investor and some of his recent investments include Tesla Motors (nasdaq: TSLA), Posterous, Tweetdeck (acquired by Twitter), Kelkea (acquired by Trend Micro), and Zaarly.

Personal blog: http://www.backtoreality.com
San Francisco, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since December 12, 2011
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i'm a silicon valley angel. i like playing guitar, surfing, and skateboarding as well :) Quote_down
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Type of investor Angel
Typical investment size $250k - $500k
Typical investments in a year 5
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Bill Lee was CEO and co-founder of Remarq, a Benchmark Capital-backed collaboration company. At Remarq, Bill guided the company in its development of a complete end-to-end Internet messaging and collaboration platform. Before its acquisition by Critical Path in March 2000 for $265 million, the company developed high-volume messaging platforms for sites such as eBay, Sun, Novell, and Amazon.

Bill is an angel investor and some of his recent investments include Tesla Motors (nasdaq: TSLA), Posterous, Tweetdeck (acquired by Twitter), Kelkea (acquired by Trend Micro), Peel, Social Concepts, Playhaven (advisory board member), Appmakr (advisory board member) and Zaarly. He is also on the advisory board of i/o ventures (http://www.ventures.io) -- a San Francisco early stage startup program that focuses heavily on mentorship.

Bill also graduated Beta Gamma Sigma from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in accounting/finance and received a JD/MBA from UCLA. He enjoys playing guitar, surfing, and hanging out at his hotel in the Dominican Republic (http://www.extremehotels.com). He is also on twitter (@westcoastbill) and maintains a blog at http://www.backtoreality.com.

Angel investments and exits

Yammer (acquired by Salesforce, $1B)
SpaceX (funded)
Tesla Motors (Tesla Motors)
Tweetdeck (acquired by Twitter, $40M)