John Lee is a director in the Entrepreneur Services Group at SVB Capital. In addition to establishing banking relationships with early stage technology companies, Lee assists entrepreneurs at early and mid-stage technology companies with raising capital through review and feedback on investment materials and strategic, targeted introductions to venture capital firms and other investors. Lee focuses on companies in the hardware and infrastructure software sectors.
Prior to his current role at SVB Capital, Lee served as a relationship manager for Silicon Valley Bank's Emerging Technologies Practice, providing commercial banking services to early stage companies in the technology, life sciences, cleantech, and angel and venture capital industries.
Before joining SVB, Lee worked at Societe Generale, Union Bank of California, and Bank of America, focusing primarily on technology, communications, and media companies. While completing his undergraduate studies, Lee also worked at Intel, conducting research and analysis of competitive semiconductor design and manufacturing technologies.
Lee manages SVB's sponsorship of Stanford BASES, an entrepreneurship organization for Stanford students and faculty members, and MIT/Stanford Venture Lab, the SF Bay Area chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum, a non-profit organization focused on technology entrepreneurial ventures. He also serves as a coach for Astia, an organization that supports women in entrepreneurship. Lee holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Stanford University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.