Jonathan Lehr

Venture Director at Work-Bench focused on early stage enterprise tech. Founder of NY Enterprise Tech Meetup. Previously Morgan Stanley IT business development

Confirmed Investments · Invests $250K-$1M per deal
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What I Do

I'm the Venture Director at Work-Bench where I invest in early stage enterprise technology startups.

I'm also founder of the NY Enterprise Tech Meetup (, the first monthly tech forum in NYC exclusively focused on enterprise tech demos and growing the enterprise tech ecosystem here.


Previously I worked at Morgan Stanley in Technology Business Development where my team served as conduits to new technology at the firm. I partnered with internal IT to facilitate the selection and on-boarding of emerging technology vendors. Through this role I remained on top of trends in the enterprise IT market and evaluated new offerings from startups in areas such as Big Data, mobile, social, and consumerization of IT.

I started the NY Enterprise Technology Meetup ( in January 2012, and the group currently has over 2,750 members. The NYETM is the first meetup group in NYC focused exclusively on enterprise technology company demos and brings together corporate buyers (IT and business people), entrepreneurs, investors, and students.

I've written guest posts for The Next Web (on why the timing is right for enterprise technology to flourish and for PandoDaily (fifteen NYC-based enterprise startups to keep an eye on)