Lightspeed Venture Partners

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

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Nest (company)

American home automation producer

Carta (formerly eShares) is a San Francisco based cap table management platform that offers 409A valuations, products for investors and public companies.

Ripple is a global currency exchange and remittance network that aims to lower the cost and improve the speed of international bank transfers relative to legacy financial infrastructure.

Guardant Health is a Redwood City, California-based biotechnology company developing precision oncology treatments.

Udaan is an Indian business-to-business e-commerce company based in Bengalore. It was registered as Hiveloop Technology pvt.ltd. in 2016.

Blend invites companies that service the mortgage industry to sell digital tools--APIs--through its platform.

Snapchat, a product of Snap Inc., is a free image messaging application and augmented reality platform.

Daily Harvest is a New York City-based company founded in 2015 by Rachel Drori.

Confluera is a cybersecurity company that is interested in providing an autonomous detection and response platform that stops attackers from navigating personal infrastructure

A renewable energy company making battery technology for electric vehicles.

A company offering delivery service for time-critical shipments using high-speed long-range drones

DataStax delivers a distributed cloud database built on Apache Cassandra

Biotechnology company using Artificial Intelligence to discover drugs by translating life sciences big data into therapies

Moveworks is an AI, machine learning, enterprise natural language understanding (NLU) and chatbot platform that resolves IT Service Desk support issues.

A software company using artificial intelligence to create a computer vision platform for customer onboarding and security. It was founded in 2015 and is located in Holon, Israel.

A company developing tests for pre-implantation genetic diagnosis for IVF and non-invasive prenatal test

A company that is a developer of no-code data pipeline technology. It was founded in 2016 and has offices in San Francisco and Bangalore.

Gainsight is a privately held service as a software company founded in 2009 by Jim Eberlin and Sreedhar Peddineni. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Lightspeed Venture Partners X, L.P.
950,000,000
950,000,000
March 24, 2014
95,500,000
95,500,000
April 27, 2017
85,050,000
85,050,000
October 31, 2018
15,875,000
13,775,000
August 25, 2014
175,000,000
175,000,000
July 10, 2018
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

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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Further reading

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Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Melia Russell
November 24, 2020
Business Insider
All year, Business Insider published lists of rising startups, which featured over 350 companies. We went back and chose our top 100 from that crop.
Quynh Nguyen
November 18, 2020
DealStreetAsia
The round, led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, was joined by Singtel Innov8.
Jeff Elder
November 11, 2020
Business Insider
The startup Resilience is reinventing itself to provide both cybersecurity support and insurance. The startup was formerly known as Arceo.ai.
Berber Jin
November 9, 2020
Business Insider
These 100 venture capitalists don't work for the big-name Silicon Valley firms, but are changing the face of early-stage startups.
AlleyWatch
September 20, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
AlleyWatch
July 26, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Samantha Hurst
July 8, 2020
Crowdfund Insider
Click HERE to find out ⭐ Digital Asset Algorithmic Liquidity Provider Wintermute Secures $2.8 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. | Crowdfund Insider: Global Fintech News, including Crowdfunding, Blockchain and more.
Samreen Ahmad
June 25, 2020
@bsindia
Company has launched an AI-driven mapping solution that customises APIs based on the size of the vehicles.
Samantha Hurst
June 10, 2020
Crowdfund Insider
Click HERE to find out ⭐ Online Fraud Detection For SMEs NS8 Secures $123 Million Through Series A Funding. | Crowdfund Insider: Global Fintech News, including Crowdfunding, Blockchain and more.
Christine Hall
June 9, 2020
Crunchbase News
The new funding will drive Yugabyte's open source project and strategy toward broader enterprise adoption of its commercial products.
Ingrid Lunden
March 31, 2020
TechCrunch
As companies get to grips with a wider (and, lately, more enforced) model of remote working, a startup that provides a platform to help track and manage all the devices that are accessing networked services -- an essential component of cybersecurity policy -- has raised a large round of growth funding. Axonius, a New York-based [...]
March 5, 2020
The Economic Times
Accel, an early backer of Flipkart and Swiggy, estimates that 90% of those who stepped down from the fund ended up starting their own companies.
IANS
November 29, 2019
@bsindia
Read more about OYO's valuation continues to soar despite losses; hovers near $10-bn mark on Business Standard. The losses have reportedly mounted due to the rise in operating expenses fuelled by the company's aggressive expansion in overseas markets
Mars W. Mosqueda Jr.
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DealStreetAsia
US VC firm Lightspeed Venture Partners has backed the $26 million Series B funding in MDClone, an Israel-based healthcare startup.
Kate Clark
July 20, 2019
TechCrunch
In this week's newsletter: Roblox's origin story, the opportunity for Oyo and WeWork's Adam Neumann's antics.
Chalida Ekvitthayavechnukul
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DealStreetAsia
Singapore's GIC together with US venture capital firm Lightspeed Venture have co-led a $150-million Series D-1 round in ezCater, a catering marketplace.
Kate Clark
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TechCrunch
Kirsten Green of Forerunner Ventures, Keith Rabois of Khosla, Alfred Lin of Sequoia and Alex Taussig of Lightspeed are backers of Faire.

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