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.

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Alex Taussig

VC at Lightspeed. Consumer tech enthusiast. Partner to Daily Harvest, Faire, Vector, Zola, thredUP, Jaunt, RentJuice/$Z, $TWOU, $CBLK, $IMPR, Vertica/$HPQ.

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

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…

The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.

Applying HBS Professor Michael Porter’s classic strategy framework to Facebook’s decision to enter the VR/AR market

Fiddler Labs and the Future of AI

Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already a huge part of our everyday lives. They dictate what you see, what you…

Broken is beautiful.

An ode to wonderfully imperfect products.

Aurora: Powering the Next Revolution in Transportation

Did you know that every minute, 2.4 people lose their lives on the world’s roads?

The industry that technology forgot

My English grandmother lived to be 95 and my Australian grandmother just passed away at the ripe old age of 101 (and even got a letter…

Reflections and Predictions

“The consumer has never been this strong” was the underlying message from my predictions post in Jan 2017. It may seem that times are still…


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