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.
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.
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