Lightspeed Venture Partners

New York, New York
Lightspeed Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage and expansion stage investments. The firm structures and participates in equity and debt financing for start-up and growth companies and also provides incubation services. The firm focuses on early-stage investments in the U.S., Asia, and Israel in a broad range of sectors, which include: Cleantech, Communications, Digital Media & Wireless, Enterprise Automation, Enterprise Infra-structure, Internet Media & Commerce, and Semiconductors. In China, the firm seeks to invest in early stage and late stages businesses. It prefers to make investments in mobile, social media, commerce, gaming, consumer web services, datacenter infrastructure, enterprise automation, digital media and consumer electronics, communications infrastructure technologies, networking, wireless, internet media & commerce, internet and e-commerce, semiconductors, cleantech, and other services. In India, the firm seeks to invest in advertising & media, business services, financial services, healthcare, education, and retail. The firm is currently investing out of Lightspeed IX, a $675 million fund. The firm invests between $10 million to $25 million in growth stages in India, and invests between $2 million to $10 million in early stages in India. Lightspeed Venture Partners was founded in 1971 is based in Menlo Park with additional offices in Beijing, China; Shanghai, China; New Delhi, India; and Herzelia Pituach, Israel.
Founded:1971
Firm Location:New York, New York • San Francisco, California • Boston, Massachusetts • Sunnyvale, California • San Mateo, California • Redwood City, California • Mountain View, California • Palo Alto, California • Menlo Park, California • London • San Francisco Bay Area • Israel
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Lightspeed Venture Partners Team
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Mark Anderson
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $1M - $10.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in AI, Investors in Biotech, Investors in Biotech, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Data services, Investors in Data services, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Energy tech, Investors in Energy tech, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Security, Investors in Security
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Mercedes Bent
Sweet spot: $1M
Range: $100K - $10.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA), Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
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Luke Beseda
Sweet spot: $1M
Range: $100K - $10.0M
Investors in San Mateo (CA)
Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Ashley Brasier
Sweet spot: $30.0M
Range: $1M - $100.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA), Investors in Menlo Park (CA), Investors in Shanghai, Investors in India, Investors in Israel
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Yoni Cheifetz
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
Investors in Tel Aviv (Israel)
Investors in Clean tech / environment, Investors in Clean tech / environment, Investors in Israel (Other Lists), Investors in Material science, Investors in Material science, Investors in Media/content, Investors in Media/content, Investors in Messaging, Investors in Messaging, Investors in Social mobile, Investors in Social mobile
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Barry Eggers
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Data services, Investors in Data services, Investors in IoT, Investors in IoT, Investors in Network infrastructure, Investors in Network infrastructure, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Chase Emanuel
Sweet spot: $25K
Range: $25K - $50K
Investors in New York
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James Ephrati
Sweet spot: $1M
Range: $1M - $100.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA), Investors in San Francisco (CA), Investors in China, Investors in Israel, Investors in India, Investors in Europe
Investors in Clean tech / environment, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Gaurav Gupta
Sweet spot: $1M
Range: $1M - $100.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA), Investors in Israel, Investors in China, Investors in Menlo Park (CA), Investors in India, Investors in Europe
Investors in AI, Investors in Data services, Investors in Developer tools, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Marketing automation, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Security
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David Gussarsky
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
Investors in Israel
Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Israel (Other Lists), Investors in Material science, Investors in Material science, Investors in Messaging, Investors in Messaging, Investors in Social mobile, Investors in Social mobile
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Nnamdi Iregbulem
Sweet spot: $30.0M
Range: $1M - $100.0M
Investors in Europe, Investors in Menlo Park (CA), Investors in San Francisco (CA), Investors in China, Investors in Israel, Investors in India
Photo of Raviraj Jain, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Raviraj Jain
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $1M - $100.0M
Investors in United States
Investors in AI, Investors in AI, Investors in Analytics, Investors in Analytics, Investors in Blockchain, Investors in Blockchain, Investors in Cars / autonomous vehicles, Investors in Cars / autonomous vehicles, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Data services, Investors in Data services, Investors in Developer tools, Investors in Developer tools, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Arif Janmohamed
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA), Investors in Mountain View (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in AI, Investors in Analytics, Investors in Analytics, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Data services, Investors in Data services, Investors in Developer tools, Investors in Developer tools, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Network infrastructure, Investors in Network infrastructure, Investors in Payments, Investors in Payments, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Social mobile, Investors in Social mobile
Photo of Ansaf Kareem, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Ansaf Kareem
Sweet spot: $30.0M
Range: $1M - $100.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA), Investors in SF Bay Area (CA), Investors in China, Investors in Europe, Investors in India, Investors in Israel
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Will Kohler
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Social mobile, Investors in Social mobile
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Jeremy Liew
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in E-commerce, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Games, Investors in Games, Investors in Local commerce, Investors in Local commerce, Investors in Media/content, Investors in Media/content, Investors in Retail, Investors in Retail, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Social commerce, Investors in Social commerce, Investors in Social mobile, Investors in Social mobile
Photo of Natalie Luu, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Natalie Luu
Sweet spot: $1M
Range: $1M - $10.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Fintech, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in SMB software
Photo of Jonathan MacQuitty, Venture Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Jonathan MacQuitty
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
Investors in Sunnyvale (CA)
Investors in Biotech, Investors in Biotech, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Health IT, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Jay Madheswaran
Sweet spot: $1M
Range: $100K - $10.0M
Investors in Palo Alto (CA)
Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Security
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Nakul Mandan
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $1M - $25.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in AI, Investors in Data services, Investors in Data services, Investors in Developer tools, Investors in Developer tools, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Human capital, Investors in Human capital, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS, Investors in Sales and CRM, Investors in Sales and CRM, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in SMB software, Investors in SMB software
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Rachel Manson
Sweet spot: $30.0M
Range: $1M - $100.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
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Arsham Memarzadeh
Sweet spot: $30.0M
Range: $1M - $100.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA), Investors in China, Investors in India, Investors in Israel
Photo of Jana Messerschmidt, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Jana Messerschmidt
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in Angel, Scout, and Solo-Capitalists (Other Lists), Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Ravi Mhatre
Lightspeed Venture Partners·Managing Director
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Social mobile, Investors in Social mobile
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Tal Morgenstern
Sweet spot: $5.0M
Range: $200K - $20.0M
Investors in Tel Aviv (Israel), Investors in Israel, Investors in Germany, Investors in Valencia (Spain), Investors in London
Investors in AI, Investors in Education, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Gaming/eSports, Investors in Israel (Other Lists), Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Payments, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SMB software, Investors in Social mobile, Investors in Investors who were founders (Other Lists)
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Paul Murphy
Sweet spot: $1M
Range: $1M - $10.0M
Investors in London, Investors in Europe
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Charles Naut
Sweet spot: $25K
Range: $3K - $50K
Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in Developer tools, Investors in Distributed workforce, Investors in Diverse Investors (Other Lists), Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Impact, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in New York City (Other Lists), Investors in Payments, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SMB software, Investors in Investors who were founders (Other Lists)
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Peter Nieh
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in AI, Investors in Clean tech / environment, Investors in Clean tech / environment, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Social mobile, Investors in Social mobile
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Nicole Quinn
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $2.0M - $30.0M
Investors in California, Investors in New York (NY), Investors in London
Investors in Consumer health & fitness, Investors in Consumer health & fitness, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Diverse Investors (Other Lists), Investors in E-commerce, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Entertainment & sports, Investors in Entertainment & sports, Investors in Fashion, Investors in Fashion, Investors in Female Investors (Other Lists), Investors in Local commerce, Investors in Local commerce, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Media/content, Investors in Media/content, Investors in Retail, Investors in Retail, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Chris Schaepe
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Data services, Investors in Data services, Investors in Network infrastructure, Investors in Network infrastructure, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Social mobile, Investors in Social mobile
Photo of Semil Shah, Venture Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Semil Shah
Sweet spot: $1M
Range: $100K - $10.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in IoT, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Network infrastructure, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Shan Shan
Sweet spot: $30.0M
Range: $1M - $100.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA), Investors in San Francisco (CA), Investors in Israel, Investors in China, Investors in Europe, Investors in India
Photo of Bipul Sinha, Venture Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Bipul Sinha
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
Investors in Palo Alto (CA), Investors in San Francisco (CA), Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Media/content, Investors in Media/content, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Social mobile, Investors in Social mobile
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Adam Smith
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $1M - $100.0M
Investors in New York (NY)
Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Alex Taussig
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $1M - $50.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA), Investors in New York (NY), Investors in Los Angeles (CA), Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in AR/VR, Investors in AR/VR, Investors in Consumer health & fitness, Investors in Consumer health & fitness, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Education, Investors in Education, Investors in Gaming/eSports, Investors in Gaming/eSports, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Media/content, Investors in Media/content, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Social commerce, Investors in Social commerce, Investors in Social mobile, Investors in Social mobile
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John Thompson
Sweet spot: $30.0M
Range: $1M - $100.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA), Investors in San Francisco (CA), Investors in India, Investors in China, Investors in Europe, Investors in Israel
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Bradley Twohig
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $1M - $100.0M
Investors in New York (NY)
Investors in Biotech, Investors in Biotech, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Energy tech, Investors in Energy tech, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Fintech, Investors in IoT, Investors in IoT, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in SMB software, Investors in SMB software
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Ling Wong
Sweet spot: $1M
Range: $100K - $10.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in Biotech, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Amy Wu
Sweet spot: $30.0M
Range: $1M - $100.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA), Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
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