Lee Recently Named a 2019 Business Insider Rising Star
PRINCETON, N.J. (Dec. 4, 2019) — Edison Partners, the growth equity investment firm, today announced the promotion of Jennifer Lee to Principal, effective immediately. Lee, a senior member of the firm’s Fintech investment team and an investment lead, will continue to support portfolio companies in their growth. With this promotion, Lee’s role expands in the firm’s Fintech industry group to include developing industry themes and overseeing pipeline development.
As Vice President, Lee led investments earlier this year in Fund That Flip, a real estate investment and funding platform, and Bipsync, a research management platform for asset managers. She is a board member of both Fund That Flip and Bipsync. Lee also worked on Edison Partner’s $62-millon lead investment in alternative investment platform YieldStreet and the $100 million Series C round in personal finance management platform MoneyLion. Lee serves as a board observer on both YieldStreet and MoneyLion. Prior to 2019, she worked on several transactions including Bento for Business, a B2B payments solution, and Giant Oak, an AI/data security firm.
“We are pleased to promote Jennifer, who has demonstrated strong results as well as the spirit, intellect and deep networks that we look for in leaders at Edison. This past year, she led new investments, has been a constant source of quality deal flow and delivered significant value-add to a number of important Edison investments, gaining the trust and respect of the CEOs and executives of these companies. We are thrilled that Jennifer’s success and leadership has been recognized by many Fintech and investor lists,” said Edison Partners’ Managing Partner Chris Sugden.
Dee Choubey, CEO of MoneyLion added, “Jennifer is a trusted adviser and board observer to me and MoneyLion. She is a hands-on business counselor and has been an invaluable networker. She brings intangible perspectives and market insights that Fintech businesses like ours need to fuel our growth.”
In addition to helping to drive the firm’s investments in Fintech and leading the firm’s annual meeting this year, Lee has received several awards and accolades from the investment and Fintech communities. In October, she was named a 2019 Business Insider Rising Star on Wall Street, an esteemed list of 25 young financial professionals from firms including Apollo Global Management, Blackstone, Goldman Sachs and BlackRock. Last month, NYC Fintech Women also included Lee on their Inspiring Fintech Females 2019 list, drawn from 3,000 members across startups and investment firms. Earlier this fall, she named a Finovate finalist for Fintech Woman of the Year. In 2018, Wall Street Journal Pro Private Equity included Lee on its elite list of Women to Watch.
“This has been a rewarding year to be part of the Edison team while leading investments in exceptional growth-stage firms,” said Lee. “I am excited to continue providing value to the firm, our portfolio companies, and capital partners.”
Lee is very active on the speaking circuit at Fintech and investment focused events. Recently, she spoke at WSJ Pro Private Equity’s Developing Women Leaders conference and she is a repeat speaker at various conferences including FinovateFall, FinTechSouth, Fearless in Fintech and TABB Forum’s FinTech Festival, among others. She mentors Village Capital’s various Fintech programs, is an active member of the Center for a New American Security’s (CNAS) Forum on Financial Technology, and has contributed to various industry articles. In 2018, Lee met with members of the U.S. Treasury Department to discuss current financial regulations and educate Capitol Hill staffers on Fintech, contributing to the Treasury’s Fintech Industry Report. Lee also appears on Yahoo Finance as a contributor. For her full bio, visit: https://www.edisonpartners.com/team/jennifer-lee.
About Edison Partners
For more than 30 years, Edison Partners has been helping CEOs and their executive teams grow and scale successful companies. The firm's investment team brings extensive investing and operating experience to each investment. Through a unique combination of growth capital and the Edison Edge platform, consisting of operating centers of excellence, the Edison Director Network, and executive education programs, Edison employs a truly integrated approach to accelerating growth and creating value for businesses. A team of experts in financial technology, healthcare IT and enterprise solution sectors, Edison targets high-growth companies with $8 to $30 million in revenue; investments also include buyouts, recapitalizations, spinouts and secondary stock purchases.
Edison's active portfolio has created aggregated market value exceeding $10 billion. Edison Partners is based in Princeton, NJ and manages more than $1.4 billion in assets throughout the eastern United States.