Lee Jacobs is a successful entrepreneur, investor, and partner with a passion for empowering fellow entrepreneurs. With his expertise in fundraising strategy, business development, sales, and founder coaching, Lee has made a significant impact on the industry, dedicating himself to helping entrepreneurs become the best versions of themselves and building successful businesses.
Lee is currently based in San Francisco and is the founder and Managing Partner of EdelWeiss.vc, an investment firm that specializes in backing great companies like Fitbit, Honor, Blue Bottle Coffee, Pipefy, and Kettle and Fire. The firm is composed of partners that specialize in different areas, with Lee focusing on fundraising strategy and the development of the company's portfolio.
Before EdelWeiss, Lee worked as a partner at AngelList, where he focused on supporting and recruiting angel investors on the platform. He was also instrumental in the growth of the company's fundraising business. Prior to that, Lee worked at MHS Capital, a leading Bay Area seed fund that has invested in industry-leading companies like Udemy, Outreach, and Thumbtack.
Lee's achievements include helping Edelweiss portfolio companies Wonderschool, Pipefy, and Kettle and Fire raise follow-on financing and supporting their continued growth. He is also a former Advisory/Investor at Colingo and a Board Member at Pipefy. Additionally, Lee has mentored and advised startups at 500 Startups.
Lee received a Bachelor's degree in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.