Lee Reeves is the Founder | Venture Catalyst at Cascadia Venture Catalyst Group. He has more than 10 years of experience working in both public and private companies, including startups and Fortune 500 companies. After graduating from the University of Washington in 2009, Lee worked as the Director of Business Development for MVP Group The Technology Partners Inc., a Seattle start up that specialized in the development of WNIA (Wireless Notification Intelligence Applications) for commercial and private sector end users.
In 2013, Lee was one of five young professionals from Seattle selected by Seattle Rotary District 5030 for the 2013 Group Study Exchange Program. Over the course of six weeks, he participated in multiple business seminars, startup events and innovation forums hosted by some of Russia’s largest corporations including Artezio, Magnit, Severstal and Sberbank. After returning from Russia, Lee joined ZINO Society, an angel investment network in Seattle, as Vice President of Business Development. In this capacity, Lee was responsible for early stage company recruitment, investment fund facilitation, due diligence reporting and investor relations.
Lee is a former Evangelist with Galvanize and Community Manager for IBM Global Entrepreneur, where he supported the growth and development of tech companies and startup communities through mentorship, connections, and access to technology resources. As Community Manager in the Pacific Northwest, Lee managed regional relationships with (Bend, Eugene, Portland, Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver & Anchorage) accelerators and other startup initiatives with the goal of supporting startup ecosystems.
Lee has a very diverse professional network; he has relationships with law firms, manufacturers, commercial distribution partners, tech accelerators, incubators, coding schools, angel investors and venture capitalists. Lee has served on the Seattle delegation for Vancouver Startup Week and has been a speaker at TAO Ignite: Southern Willamette Valley. Lee is the Co-Founder of Startup253 and Director of Business Development (volunteer) for Seattle Startup Week (2017). Lee founded Cascadia Venture Catalyst Group in 2016.