Howard Lee


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Mr. Lee is a Principal of CryptoComm Partners ("CCP") and of ACM Opportunities Fund, L.P. ("ACM"). Mr. Lee has more than fourteen years of experience in venture capital and private equity investing, and more than 24 years of experience in research, development, and marketing in emerging and established technology companies and research institutions. Prior to ACM, he was Co-Head for US Private Equity at CDIB Capital, the private equity arm of CDIB, the largest industrial bank in Taiwan.

Prior to CDIB Capital, Mr. Lee was a General Partner at Crystal Ventures, a venture capital firm that focused on early-stage infrastructure and enabling technology companies in both the US and Asia. At Crystal Ventures he led communications-related investments. Prior to Crystal Ventures, Mr. Lee was Vice President of the global venture capital firm Crimson Ventures in 1999, where he led communications infrastructure investments in the US. Prior to Crimson, he was Vice President and co-founder of Volendam Capital Advisors, a venture fund that invests in emerging growth high technology companies in the US and Europe, including communications and interactive software. Mr. Lee has held management positions in product management and marketing at Applied Materials and has worked as a research investigator in optoelectronics and semiconductor materials at the US Army Research Labs. He has also held engineering positions at IBM and Unisys.

As a venture capitalist, Mr. Lee led investments in Bookham Technologies (IPO NASDAQ:BKHM), Anda Networks, LGC Wireless (acquired by ADC), Infinera (IPO NASDAQ: IFN), iWatt (acquired by Dialog Semiconductor TecDAX: DLG), and Infravio (acquired by Web Methods). He was the second lead on Transmedia (acquired by Cisco) and RF Solutions (acquired by Anadigics). Mr. Lee worked with Mr. Ackerman as a co-investor and board director of LGC Wireless, and has known and worked with Mr. Ackerman since 2001. Mr. Lee holds a BS (Highest Honors) in Electrical Engineering, a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Electro-Optics from Cornell University, and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.