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SuperReturn Africa
3-5 December 2024
The Westin, Cape Town

Vernon Lee
General Partner at Lightship Anchor Fund


Mr. Vernon Lee, Jr is a General Partner of Lightship Capital’s Anchor Fund. Vernon is responsible for fund operations and manager selection.

Prior to joining Lightship, Lee was a Founding Partner of The Marathon Fund, an early-stage equity fund investing in high-growth businesses. Marathon deploys capital in exceptional entrepreneurs that have been historically underrepresented (Black, LatinX, Women, Disabled, Veterans, and LGBTQ) in private capital markets. He also serves as a member of the Global Impact Fund II investment committee.

Mr. Lee previously served as the U.S. planning committee chair for the United States/France Private Equity and Venture Capital Summit in Paris, France. The U.S. delegation, representing over $500 billion in assets under management.

He was previously a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) with responsibility for providing strategies in IT, governance, controls, strategic planning, and process reengineering. He also served as PwC’s relationship manager for minority venture capital/private equity initiatives.

Mr. Lee is a co-founder of Hampton Roads Youth Foundation and co-hosts the 757 Roundtable Talk podcast.

He received his MA in International Affairs from the University of Dayton and BBA in Management from Howard University. He is also a life member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Agenda Sessions

  • Gauging the Africa-US collaboration