Edison Partners appoints Principal

Private equity firm Edison Partners has promoted Jennifer Lee to Principal with immediate effect. Lee, a senior member of the firm’s Fintech investment team and investment lead, continues to support portfolio companies in their growth. She will also now help in 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. Lee is a board member of both Fund That Flip and Bipsync. She also worked on Edison Partner’s $62 millon lead investment in alternative investment platform YieldStreet, and $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 in these companies. We are thrilled that Jennifer’s success and leadership has been recognized by many Fintech and investor lists,” says Managing Partner Chris Sugden.
 
Dee Choubey, CEO of MoneyLion, adds: “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 general meeting for 2019, Lee has been the recipient of awards and accolades in investment and Fintech communities. In October, Lee was named a Business Insider Rising Star on Wall Street one of an esteemed list of 25 young financial professionals from firms including Apollo Global Management, Blackstone, Goldman Sachs and BlackRock. Last month NYC Fintech Women included her on their Inspiring Fintech Females 2019 list, drawn from the 3,000 members across startups and investment firms. Earlier this fall she was named a Finovate finalist for Fintech Woman of the Year. In 2018, Wall Street Journal Pro Private Equity included Lee on an 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,” says Lee. “I am excited to continue providing value to the firm, our portfolio companies, and capital partners.”
 Private equity firm Edison Partners has promoted Jennifer Lee to Principal with immediate effect. Lee, a senior member of the firm’s Fintech investment team and investment lead, continues to support portfolio companies in their growth. She will also now help in 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. Lee is a board member of both Fund That Flip and Bipsync. She also worked on Edison Partner’s $62 millon lead investment in alternative investment platform YieldStreet, and $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 in these companies. We are thrilled that Jennifer’s success and leadership has been recognized by many Fintech and investor lists,” says Managing Partner Chris Sugden.
 
Dee Choubey, CEO of MoneyLion, adds: “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 general meeting for 2019, Lee has been the recipient of awards and accolades in investment and Fintech communities. In October, Lee was named a Business Insider Rising Star on Wall Street one of an esteemed list of 25 young financial professionals from firms including Apollo Global Management, Blackstone, Goldman Sachs and BlackRock. Last month NYC Fintech Women included her on their Inspiring Fintech Females 2019 list, drawn from the 3,000 members across startups and investment firms. Earlier this fall she was named a Finovate finalist for Fintech Woman of the Year. In 2018, Wall Street Journal Pro Private Equity included Lee on an 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,” says Lee. “I am excited to continue providing value to the firm, our portfolio companies, and capital partners.”