Agile VC: 

My idle thoughts on tech startups

Lee Hower


I’m an investor, entrepreneur, and helper of technology startups.

I’m Co-Founder / Partner of NextView Ventures, an investment firm focused on seed stage startups.  I co-founded NextView in 2010 with my partner Rob Go and David Beisel.

I started in the VC business as a Principal at PJC, an early-stage VC firm based in Boston. During my time at PJC I led investments in Multiply (acq. by Naspers) and FanIQ (acq. by Datran Media).

Prior to becoming a VC, I was a startup guy myself.  I was one of the co-founders of LinkedIn, and served as Head of Corporate Development from the company’s inception through our early growth phases. Before that I was an early employee at PayPal, and worked in product management and corporate development roles through the company’s IPO in 2002 and subsequent sale to eBay later that year.

I went to college at UPenn, and received degrees from both the School of Engineering and Wharton School of Business. I live with my wife and small daughter and we split our time between Boston and San Francisco.