Light Street Capital

Light Street Capital

An investment management firm in California that focuses on technology and media sectors

Light Street Capital is an investment management firm in California, United States that focuses on technology and media sectors. Founded in May 2010 by Glen Kacher in Menlo Park, California, this company invests in late stage ventures. Its portfolio companies include MadeiraMadeira, GitLab, Unity Technologies, ezCater, Blackbuck, Toast, Slack and Pinterest.

Light Street Capital is still active and as of November 2019, the company made a total of 15 investments. The company’s latest investment was on Sep 17, 2019. Light Street Capital had five exits, notable of which are Uber, Harry's, and Lyft.

Timeline

May 2010

Founded

Funded Companies

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Website
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GitLab

GitLab is a web-based open source Git repository manager and collaboration platform with wiki and issue tracking features and built-in CI/CD.

A Boston-based company selling restaurant management software including consumer payment apps

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Jay Kahn

Partner

Bryan Hsu

Senior Analyst

Gaurav Gupta

Partner

Glen Kacher

CIO, Founder

Gordon Green

Partner

Kan Yuan

Analyst

Stephen Bluestein

Partner

Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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Location
Products/Services

Blackbuck

ezCater

GitLab

MadeiraMadeira

Pinterest

Slack

Toast

Unity Technologies

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