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VC is an Apprenticeship Business

Aileen Lee, Cowboy Ventures

Cowboy Ventures founder and managing partner Aileen Lee explains how an intense job as the chief of staff for Gap CEO Mickey Drexler prepared her for a role in venture capital. Working as an associate under Kleiner Perkins partner John Doerr, she absorbed the many facets of running a VC firm, and also crucial gained experience as she watched companies that the firm funded either succeed or fail.