2024 Pitch Judge

Edward Lee

Edward Lee

Senior Director, Head of Taiwan Investment
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Edward is a Senior Director with JAFCO Asia and responsible for investment activity in Taiwan. Focus business areas for Edward are TMT (technology, media and telecommunications), renewable energy, Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity startups. His training and career experience give him the breadth and depth of knowledge to identify and develop profitable venture capital opportunities. After obtaining an MBA and a Master of Engineering in Computer Science at Cornell University in the US, Edward joined WANDL, Inc. (acquired by Juniper Networks) and was a key contributor to the firm’s success with its network planning and management software. He then supervised investments in venture capital funds for the finance division of TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company). Edward went on to manage US investment portfolios for Singapore-listed investment firm, Hotung International, before joining JAFCO Asia in 2010.


JAFCO Asia is the venture capital partner of choice for both technology related companies and investors. As one of the pioneers and leading company in this domain, the objectives of JAFCO Asia are clear: to add value through our experience, professionalism and business development, to build successful businesses together with our entrepreneurs and to obtain excellent return on investment for our investors. As a global venture capital organization, we tap our expertise from our three JAFCO centers – Asia, Japan and the United States -holistically aligned to helping our partners achieve the success they desire.