Lightspeed Venture Partners
San Francisco, California
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:San Francisco, California • Seattle, Washington • Boston, Massachusetts • Menlo Park, California • Tel Aviv, Israel • San Francisco Bay Area
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Lightspeed Venture Partners Team
Photo of Aaron Batalion, Angel at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Photo of Aaron Batalion, Angel at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Aaron Batalion
Sweet spot: $50K
Range: $20K - $100K
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in Advertising, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Cryptocurrency, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Games, Investors in Hardware, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Social commerce, Investors in Social mobile
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Sudan Chakrabarti
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
Photo of Yoni Cheifetz, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Photo of Yoni Cheifetz, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
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 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
Photo of David Chen, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Photo of David Chen, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
David Chen
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
Investors in AI, Investors in AI, Investors in Analytics, Investors in Analytics, Investors in Biotech, Investors in Biotech, Investors in Consumer health & fitness, Investors in Consumer health & fitness, Investors in Cryptocurrency, Investors in Cryptocurrency, Investors in Education, Investors in Education, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS, Investors in Seattle / Portland (Other Lists)
Photo of Barry Eggers, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Photo of Barry Eggers, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Barry Eggers
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
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)
Photo of David Gussarsky, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Photo of David Gussarsky, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
David Gussarsky
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
Investors in Israel
Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Material science, Investors in Material science, Investors in Messaging, Investors in Messaging, Investors in Social mobile, Investors in Social mobile
Photo of Brian Hollins, Investor at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Photo of Brian Hollins, Investor at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Brian Hollins
Sweet spot: $50K
Range: $25K - $100K
Photo of Raviraj Jain, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
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)
Photo of Arif Janmohamed, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Photo of Arif Janmohamed, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Arif Janmohamed
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (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 Social mobile, Investors in Social mobile
Photo of Will Kohler, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Photo of Will Kohler, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Will Kohler
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
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
Photo of Jeremy Liew, Managing Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Photo of Jeremy Liew, Managing Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Jeremy Liew
Lightspeed Venture Partners·Managing Partner
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
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
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Jonathan MacQuitty
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
Photo of Nakul Mandan, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Photo of Nakul Mandan, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
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
Photo of Jana Messerschmidt, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Photo of Jana Messerschmidt, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Jana Messerschmidt
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
Photo of Ravi Mhatre, Managing Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Photo of Ravi Mhatre, Managing Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Ravi Mhatre
Lightspeed Venture Partners·Managing Partner
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
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
Photo of Tal Morgenstern, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Photo of Tal Morgenstern, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Tal Morgenstern
Sweet spot: $5.0M
Range: $200K - $20.0M
Investors in London, Investors in Valencia (Spain), Investors in Germany, Investors in Israel, Investors in Tel Aviv (Israel)
Investors in AI, Investors in Blockchain, Investors in Education, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Israel (Other Lists), Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in SaaS, Investors in Social mobile
Photo of Charles Naut, Scout at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Photo of Charles Naut, Scout at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Charles Naut
Sweet spot: $25K
Range: $3K - $50K
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 Payments, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SMB software, Investors in Investors who were founders (Other Lists)
Photo of Peter Nieh, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Photo of Peter Nieh, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Peter Nieh
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
Photo of Nicole Quinn, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Photo of Nicole Quinn, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Nicole Quinn
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $2.0M - $30.0M
Investors in London, Investors in New York (NY), Investors in California
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
Photo of Chris Schaepe, Managing Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Photo of Chris Schaepe, Managing Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Chris Schaepe
Lightspeed Venture Partners·Managing Partner
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
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 Bipul Sinha, Venture Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Photo of Bipul Sinha, Venture Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Bipul Sinha
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
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
Photo of Ajay Sudan, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Photo of Ajay Sudan, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Ajay Sudan
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $25.0M
Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Data services, Investors in Data services, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Security, Investors in Security
Photo of Alex Taussig, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Photo of Alex Taussig, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Alex Taussig
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $1M - $50.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA), Investors in Los Angeles (CA), Investors in New York (NY), Investors in San Francisco (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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BH
Photo of Natalie Liu, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Photo of Natalie Liu, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Natalie Liu
Sweet spot:
Range:
Investors in Menlo Park (CA)