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Roger Lee, YC ’94

Roger Lee, YC ’94

General Partner, Battery Ventures; Co-founder NetMarket, Corio, SMART
Roger Lee

Roger Lee has spent the past 20 years as a General Partner at Battery Ventures, a global investment firm with over $15 billion in assets under management.   He invests in software and consumer Internet companies, and he has been named to the Forbes Midas list many times in his career.

Before joining Battery, Roger spent 10 years as an entrepreneur and operator. He was the co-founder and president of NetMarket, an ecommerce company that executed the first retail transaction on the Internet in 1994. NetMarket was acquired by Cendant Corporation. Roger also co-founded Corio, a leading managed-service provider that went public and was later acquired by IBM. Finally, he co-founded SMART, a non-profit that provides disadvantaged students access to educational opportunities, personal experiences and social support services to foster academic excellence and access to a college education.

Roger graduated from Yale University and is the former President of the Yale University Council.