Chase Lee is the Co-founder & CTO of Ambassador, a Metro Detroit-based startup whose relationship marketing platform helps companies turn their current customers into brand ambassadors. Ambassador was a member of the 2011 Techstars NYC class and has helped power some of the world’s largest refer a friend campaigns.

Prior to Ambassador, he co-founded and served as the CTO of Fetchnotes, makers of mobile productivity apps and a member of the Techarb student accelerator in Ann Arbor and Techstars Boston. Fetchnotes was acquired by Drift, a Boston-based conversational marketing platform.

Chase is an alumnus of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, was the U of M Student Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011, and held several positions in research and web administration at the university before moving into startups. As a self-taught developer from a young age, his first programs were written and distributed on floppy disks shortly after the first dot-com bubble burst.