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Lightspeed Venture Partners

A venture capital and private equity firm focused on partnering with exceptional entrepreneurs to build high-growth market-leading companies globally.

Lightspeed Venture Partners is a venture capital and private equity firm focused on partnering with entrepreneurs to build high-growth market-leading companies globally. The firm is headquartered in Menlo Park, California and was founded in 2000 by Chris Schaepe, Barry Eggers, Ravi Mhatre, and Peter Nieh. Notable companies receiving investments from Lightspeed Venture Partners are: Snap, The Honest Company, GIPHY, Nest, GrubHub, StitchFix, Affirm, Nutanix, AppDynamics, and MuleSoft.

Investment funds
Lightspeed Venture Partners XII, L.P.

On July 10, 2018 Lightspeed Venture Partners announced closing their Lightspeed Venture Partners XII, L.P. fund with $750 million in funding. The Lightspeed Venture Partners XII, L.P. fund will be used to make seed, series A, and series B investments in early stage companies.

Lightspeed Venture Partners Select III, L.P.

On July 10, 2018 Lightspeed Venture Partners announced closing their Lightspeed Venture Partners Select III, L.P. with $1.05 in funding. The Lightspeed Venture Partners Select III, L.P. fund will be used to make follow-on investments in companies previously receiving funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Timeline

Associated investment funds

People

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Adam Zheng

Employee

Anshoo Sharma

Employee

Apoorva Pandhi

Employee

Arif Janmohamed

Employee

Beatrice Pang

Employee

Bipul Sinha

Employee

Brittany Dreibelbis

Employee

Caleb Marshack

Employee

Carl Showalter

Employee

Catherine Surane

Employee

Chris Adams

Employee

David Chen

Employee

David Gussarsky

Employee

Demi Giannini

Employee

Evelyn (Evie) Gillie

Employee

Gerry Giacoman Colyer

Employee

Jeremy Liew

Employee

Jesse Janosov

Employee

Justin Caldbeck

Employee

Luke Beseda

Employee

Lyon Wong

Employee

Nakul Mandan

Employee

Peter Nieh

Founder

Rebecca Belknap

Employee

Samer Hamadeh

Employee

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Omar Faridi
August 5, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Conversational AI and customer experience automation platform yellow.ai secures $78M+ via Series C led by Westbridge Capital, others.
FinSMEs
July 28, 2021
FinSMEs
About | Advertise | Contact | Disclaimer | News | The Daily Deal Newsletter FinSMEs.com by FinSMEs is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Madhurima Nandy
July 20, 2021
mint
The startup's technology platform powers farm discovery, produce quality profiling, market intelligence to smart matchmaking between farm-level inventory and customer requirements
Mary Ann Azevedo
June 30, 2021
TechCrunch
Kikoff, a personal finance platform aimed at helping consumers build credit, announced today that it has raised $30 million in a Series B round. The capital is in addition to the $12.5 million the startup raised across previously unannounced seed and Series A rounds, which were both led by Lightspeed Venture partners. Portage Ventures led [...]
Mercedes Bent
May 23, 2021
Business Insider
Mercedes Bent says the acquisition of wealth through apps is an experiential lifestyle goal for millennials -- and it's here to stay.
Mercedes Bent
May 19, 2021
Business Insider
Mercedes Bent argues every consumer startup should consider incorporating behavioral economics into their design toolkits.
Hidden Leaf Games
May 12, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Industry vets from Riot Games, PUBG and other studios have raised $3.2mm in seed funding to launch new studio Hidden Leaf Games. The Hidden...
Dan Taylor
May 12, 2021
Tech.eu
Lithuanian consumer-to-consumer second-hand fashion platform Vinted has raised €250 million in a Series F round led by EQT Growth. The round also saw participation from previous investors Accel, Burda Principal Investments, Insight Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sprints Capital, and provides the company a pre-money valuation of €3.5 billion. As part of the deal, EQT's [...]
Christine Hall
May 5, 2021
Crunchbase News
Shares are already trading above $23 per share.
Melia Russell
April 14, 2021
Business Insider
In a survey of 328 companies conducted by Lightspeed Venture Partners half said they won't cut pay for remote employees. But many others plan to.
Heather Landi
April 7, 2021
FierceHealthcare
Startup Real launched last year to make healthcare services more accessible by providing on-demand group therapy. The company, based in New York City, scored $10 million in Series A funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and big-name backers including U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe, Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks and actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
Reza Chowdhury
March 3, 2021
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Chris Metinko
March 3, 2021
Crunchbase News
Sunnyvale, California-based SQL database developer Yugabyte secured a $48 million Series C after seeing increased traction with large enterprise customers and just nine months removed from its $30 million Series B.
AlleyWatch
February 27, 2021
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Steve O'Hear
February 26, 2021
TechCrunch
Lightspeed Venture Partners, the well-known Silicon Valley venture capital firm that has backed the likes of DoubleClick and Snapchat, is in the midst of hiring a second London-based investment partner as it looks to put down further roots in Europe, TechCrunch has learned. According to multiple sources, Paul Murphy, whose investments include Tier, Hopin, Klang [...]
Steve O'Hear
February 26, 2021
TechCrunch
Lightspeed Venture Partners, the well-known Silicon Valley venture capital firm that has backed the likes of DoubleClick and Snapchat, is in the midst of hiring a new London-based investment partner as it looks to put down further ties to Europe, TechCrunch has learned. According to multiple sources, Paul Murphy, whose investments include Tier, Hopin, Klang [...]
Hubilo
February 24, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Hubilo, the global virtual and hybrid events platform, has announced a $23.5 Million Series A investment led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and...
Melia Russell
February 23, 2021
Business Insider
It's not illegal for a venture capital firm's SPAC to buy a startup where it has a financial interest, but it raises a potential conflict of interest.
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