Warren Lee is a leading digital media and Internet investor. A recognized thought leader on the future of online advertising and the rapid evolution of the media landscape, Warren joined Canaan Partners’ East Coast office in 2005 and manages its New York City office.
Warren led Canaan’s investments in Associated Content, the Web’s leading open content publishing platform; Blip, the best place to discover the best in original Web series; Peer39, the leading online semantic advertising company; Tremor Video (TRMR), the world’s largest online video technology and media company; and Vivox, the leading provider of voice services for online games and virtual worlds.
Warren co-organizes the NYC Turing Fellows Program, which matches outstanding computer science and engineering students from across the U.S. and Canada to paid summer internships with leading technology startups in NYC. He is also on the board of NYVCA, the Venture Capital Association for NYC.
Warren previously worked at Comcast Interactive Capital, where he led their investments in several leading technology startups, including Arbor Networks (acquired by Tektronix for $220 million), Arroyo Video Solutions (acquired by Cisco for $92 million), Broadbus Technologies (acquired by Motorola for $186 million), CommunityConnect (acquired by Radio One), Counterpane Internet Security (acquired by British Telecom for $70 million), ReefEdge (acquired by Symantec), and Tripwire (acquired by Thoma Bravo for $180 million). Before joining the venture industry, Warren worked as an engineer and project manager at Solectron Corp., a business development director at Sun Microsystems, a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, and an investment banker in Alex Brown’s technology group.
Warren holds a BS in computer science and BA in economics with honors from Stanford University and an MBA from The Wharton School. He currently sits on the boards of Artspace, onefinestay, Tremor Video, and Vivox.
Associated Content (acq. by Yahoo!)
Arbor Networks (acq. by Tektronix)
Arroyo Video Solutions (acq. by Cisco)
Broadbus Technologies (acq. by Motorola)
Counterpane Internet Security (acq. by British Telecom)
Motionbox (acq. by HP)
Peer39 (acq. by DG)
Tripwire (acq. by Thoma Bravo)