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 • Los Angeles, California • San Francisco, California • Boston, Massachusetts • Sunnyvale, California • San Mateo, California • Redwood City, 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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Chris Altchek
Sweet spot: $50K
Range: $25K - $100K
Investors in Los Angeles (CA), Investors in New York (NY)
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Mark Anderson
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in BioTech, Investors in Cloud Infrastructure, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Data Services, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in EnergyTech, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Security
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Mercedes Bent
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA), Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Education, Investors in FinTech, Investors in Future of Work, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Luke Beseda
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in San Mateo (CA)
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Guru Chahal
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA), Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in AutoTech, Investors in Developer Tools, Investors in Enterprise Infrastructure, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Security
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Yoni Cheifetz
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in Tel Aviv (Israel)
Investors in CleanTech/Environment, Investors in Israel (Other Lists), Investors in Material Science, Investors in Media/Content, Investors in Messaging, Investors in Social Networks
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Barry Eggers
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in Cloud Infrastructure, Investors in Data Services, Investors in IoT, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Chase Emanuel
Sweet spot: $50K
Range: $25K - $100K
Investors in New York
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James Ephrati
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in Europe, Investors in India, Investors in Israel, Investors in China, Investors in San Francisco (CA), Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in CleanTech/Environment, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise Infrastructure, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Gaurav Gupta
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA), Investors in Menlo Park (CA), Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in Data Services, Investors in Developer Tools, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in MarketingTech, 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: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in Israel
Investors in CleanTech/Environment, Investors in Enterprise Infrastructure, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Israel (Other Lists), Investors in Messaging, Investors in Semiconductors
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Brian Hollins
Sweet spot: $50K
Range: $25K - $100K
Investors in Boston (MA), Investors in Cambridge (MA)
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Nnamdi Iregbulem
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA), Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in Cloud Infrastructure, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Hardware, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Raviraj Jain
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA), Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in Analytics, Investors in Blockchain, Investors in Cloud Infrastructure, Investors in Data Services, Investors in Developer Tools, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in TransportationTech
Photo of Arif Janmohamed, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Arif Janmohamed
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA), Investors in Mountain View (CA), Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in Analytics, Investors in Cloud Infrastructure, Investors in Data Services, Investors in Developer Tools, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Payments, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Social Networks
Photo of Ansaf Kareem, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Ansaf Kareem
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in Israel, Investors in India, Investors in Europe, Investors in China, Investors in SF Bay Area (CA), Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in FinTech, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Will Kohler
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in Cloud Infrastructure, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Media/Content, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Social Networks
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Noura Liben
Sweet spot: $50K
Range: $25K - $100K
Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
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Jeremy Liew
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in E-commerce, Investors in FinTech, Investors in Games, Investors in Local Services, Investors in Media/Content, Investors in Retail, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Social Commerce, Investors in Social Networks
Photo of Natalie Luu, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Natalie Luu
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in Cloud Infrastructure, Investors in Consumer Internet, 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: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in Sunnyvale (CA)
Investors in BioTech, Investors in Health & Hospital Services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Pharmaceuticals, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Jay Madheswaran
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in Palo Alto (CA)
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Security
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Rachel Manson
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
Photo of Arsham Memarzadeh, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Arsham Memarzadeh
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in Israel, Investors in India, Investors in China, Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Cybersecurity, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Human Capital/HRTech, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Ravi Mhatre
Lightspeed Venture Partners·Managing Director
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in Cloud Infrastructure, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Health & Hospital Services, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Social Networks
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Tal Morgenstern
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in Tel Aviv (Israel), Investors in Israel
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 Networks, Investors in Investors who were founders (Other Lists)
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Paul Murphy
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in Europe, Investors in London
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Entertainment & Sports, Investors in London (Other Lists)
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Charles Naut
Sweet spot: $50K
Range: $25K - $100K
Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in Developer Tools, Investors in Diverse Investors (Other Lists), Investors in Enterprise, Investors in FinTech, Investors in Future of Work, 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: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in CleanTech/Environment, Investors in Cloud Infrastructure, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Social Networks
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Justin Overdorff
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in Philadelphia (PA), Investors in SF Bay Area (CA), Investors in New York (NY)
Investors in Angel, Scout, and Solo-Capitalists (Other Lists), Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in FinTech, Investors in Local Services, Investors in New York City (Other Lists), Investors in SaaS
Photo of Nicole Quinn, General Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Nicole Quinn
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in California, Investors in New York (NY), Investors in London
Investors in Consumer Health, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Diverse Investors (Other Lists), Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Entertainment & Sports, Investors in Fashion, Investors in Female Investors (Other Lists), Investors in Local Services, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Media/Content, Investors in Retail, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Chris Schaepe
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in Cloud Infrastructure, Investors in Data Services, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Social Networks
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Shan Shan
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA), Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Games, Investors in Gaming/eSports, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
Photo of Bipul Sinha, Venture Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Bipul Sinha
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA), Investors in San Francisco (CA), Investors in Palo Alto (CA)
Investors in Cloud Infrastructure, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Media/Content, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Social Networks
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Alex Taussig
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA), Investors in San Francisco (CA), Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in AR/VR, Investors in Consumer Health, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Education, Investors in Gaming/eSports, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Media/Content, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Social Commerce, Investors in Social Networks
Photo of John Thompson, Venture Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
John Thompson
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in Redwood City (CA), Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Bradley Twohig
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA), Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in BioTech, Investors in Cloud Infrastructure, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in EnergyTech, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in FinTech, Investors in IoT, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in SMB Software
Photo of Anoushka Vaswani, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Anoushka Vaswani
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in FinTech, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in SMB Software
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Amy Wu
Sweet spot: $15.0M
Range: $3.0M - $20.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA), Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Developer Tools, Investors in Enterprise Applications, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in FinTech, Investors in Games, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)