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
Snapchat

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

A health technology start-up based in San Francisco. It was founded in 2012 by Alex Tew and Michael Acton Smith and produces a mobile application for sleep, relaxation, and meditation.

Nest is a Palo Alto, California-based developer of home automation and IoT products founded in 2010 by Tony Fadell.

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.

Personetics' self-driving finance platform for banks to anticipate a customer's personalized banking needs through artificial intelligence.

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

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

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

QuantumScape is a renewable energy company that is making battery technology for electric vehicles.

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

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

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.

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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
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.
Berber Jin
January 10, 2021
Business Insider
Mercedes Bent's carefully-crafted investment theses and deep research into startups helped land her a job at a top Silicon Valley firm.
Madeline Stone
December 21, 2020
Business Insider
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought more shoppers online than ever before. That means opportunity for VC firms.
Martine Paris
December 19, 2020
Business Insider
SpaceX and Pinterest backer Carter Reum and Esther Dyson, an early investor in 23andMe, share the biggest changes they made to their sleep routines.
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
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