Lisa Lambert is a Managing Partner at the Westly Group responsible for investments in software, IOT, and the internet. Prior to joining the Westly Group, Lisa was a vice-president at Intel Capital and the Managing Director of Intel Capital’s Software and Services Fund and the Intel Capital Diversity Fund where she managed over 70 portfolio companies and a team of 8 investment professionals. During her career at Intel Capital, Lisa managed several investment funds including the Intel 64 Fund, the e-Commerce Fund, the Enterprise Software Fund, before becoming the Managing Director for the Software & Service Fund in 2006 and the Managing Director for the Diversity Fund in 2015. Lisa was a voting member of Intel Capital’s investment committee. She produced top decile returns during her 16-year career including 7 IPOs and 30 accretive M&A exits. Lisa is also on the board of directors of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).
Prior to Intel Capital, she held a Product Marketing Management position with Intel’s Desktop Products Group with responsibility for the Pentium II, III processor family. Prior to joining Intel, Lisa worked as a Software Engineer and in senior roles in strategic planning, product marketing, and sales at Owens-Corning. Lisa sat on the board of directors for Silkroad Technology, Brit+Co, Mark One, and X+1. Lisa was most recently served as board observer for Urban Airship, Kaltura, Zend Technologies, CollabNet, and Fonality. Lisa has invested in and managed exits for VMware (IPO), MySQL (acquired by Sun), Endeca (acquired by Oracle), DATAllegro (acquired by Microsoft), JBoss (acquired by Red Hat), X+1 Solutions (acquired by Rocket Fuel), Joulex (acquired by Cisco), Financial Engines (IPO), TOA Technologies (acquired by Oracle), Revolution Analytics (acquired by Microsoft), Nexmo (acquired by Vonage), Kingsoft (IPO), Enjoyor (IPO), Tobesoft (IPO), Netposa (IPO), to name a few.
Lisa was just named the #1 Rising Star on an elite list of corporate venture capitalists by Global Corporate Venturing, a 10,000 member global organization of the corporate venture capital industry. Lisa is also founder, chairman and CEO of UPWARD (www.upwardwomen.org), a professional not-for-profit organization focused on accelerating careers of female executives.
Lisa has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Pennsylvania State University. Lisa was selected from the top 600 executives at Intel to participate in the Executive Education Accelerator Program at Stanford University. She graduated from that program in August 2015.