Lightspeed Venture Partners

Lightspeed is a VC firm focused on accelerating disruptive innovations and trends in the enterprise and consumer sectors. Lightspeed has backed 350+ companies globally in the past two decades including Snap, Honest Co., GIPHY, Nest, Nutanix, AppDynamics and MuleSoft.

Alex Taussig

VC at Lightspeed. Consumer tech enthusiast. Partner to AWA Studios, Daily Harvest, Faire, Vector, Zola, thredUP, RentJuice/$Z, $TWOU, $CBLK. Reformed physicist.

Saqib E. Awan

VP @ Lightspeed. Coach startups on their GTM and Sales strategies. Manage CXO relationships with F1000 companies. Stanford MBA who loves startups & sales

Meredith Kendall

Marketing @Lightspeedvp. Former Head of Comms @Hulu. Ex-Googler. Stanford alum. California girl.

Jeremy Liew

overcompensating for a geeky youth

Nicole Quinn

Investor at Lightspeed, Stanford alum, Former Consumer Analyst at Morgan Stanley and British 100m sprinter

Ravi Mhatre

Investor and adviser to start-ups

Latest Posts

Our investment in Part & Parcel: A New Social Commerce Community for Plus Size Women

One of the characteristics that we look for in an investment is a unique and differentiated insight. When we met Lauren Haber Jonas, the…

Altice USA acquires Cheddar.

In December 2015, I was catching up with Jon Steinberg at the Goldman Private Company Internet Conference when he told me about his plans…

Welcoming Nicole North to Lightspeed

I’ve long held the view that the right founder can make a 30x difference, the right exec team a 3x difference and the right investor a 30%…

Moveworks — AI Delivering The Future of Enterprise IT Automation

It’s 8:30pm, the kids are in bed, and my wife logs back into her enterprise network to get some last minute work done. Actually, she tries…

How to build a character universe

Announcing Lightspeed’s investment in AWA, a modern character-driven entertainment studio built for and by creators.

Thoughts on non-linear growth in B2B startups

A few months ago, I was reading “Tools of Titans” by Tim Ferriss where I stumbled upon a question that Peter Thiel likes to ask of himself…

Risky business.

With the “low hanging fruit” picked, online marketplaces must absorb and mitigate risk on behalf of customers.

Enabling a Blameless Culture

“Who’s responsible for this?!”

Mist Systems joins Juniper Networks

Today marks a bittersweet milestone. On the one hand, it’s a day for celebration, as Mist announces its acquisition by Juniper Networks for…


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