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Company Overview of Lightspeed Venture Partners

Company Overview

Lightspeed Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, early stage, later stage, expansion stage, start-up, growth companies, and incubation. The firm also specializes in debt financing for start-up and growth companies. The firm primarily invests in the following sectors: enterprise, consumer, big data, bitcoin, enterprise technology, cleantech, mobile, internet, financial technology, cloud solutions, e-commerce, storage, media, networking, energy, software, software as a service, information technology, biotechnology, and social. It primarily invests in the United States, Europe, Israel, China, and India. Within India, it seeks to invest in advertising and media; busin...

2200 Sand Hill Road

Menlo Park, CA 94025

United States

Founded in 1971





Key Executives for Lightspeed Venture Partners

Founding Partner
Age: 48
Age: 46
Age: 51
Age: 52
Chief Financial Officer and Operating Partner
Age: 50
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Lightspeed Venture Partners Key Developments

LVP To Invest In India

Lightspeed Venture Partners (LVP) is looking to invest between $20 million to $30 million in India annually. "We are looking to invest in two-three early or expansion stage companies in India for financial year 2015. These would be in the range of $7-8 million per company," said Bejul Somaia, Managing Director, LVP India.

Lightspeed Venture Partners Presents at JPMorgan 2nd Annual SDN Forum, Sep-25-2013 03:00 PM

Lightspeed Venture Partners Presents at JPMorgan 2nd Annual SDN Forum, Sep-25-2013 03:00 PM. Venue: Sheraton Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California, United States. Speakers: John J. Vrionis, Partner.

Tim Danford Joins Lightspeed Venture Partners as a Venture Partner

Lightspeed Venture Partners announced that Tim Danford has joined the firm as a Venture Partner. He will focus on incubating companies in the enterprise technology and mobile sectors from Lightspeed's Menlo Park office where the firm has been supporting IT companies from their earliest stages of development through successful exit for the last decade. Lightspeed's IT portfolio currently includes Aerohive, AppDynamics, DataStax, MapR Technologies, MuleSoft, Nimble Storage, ZScaler and many other industry leaders and disruptors. Most recently, Tim was a Managing Director at Storm Ventures, where he was involved with developing the business thesis and recruiting the founders of multiple companies including Airespace (acquired by Cisco), AdInfuse (acquired by Velti) and Averail. He also played a key role in MobileIron's development by recruiting the founding CTO from Nortel and collaborating with the company's other founders to start the market-leading company. In addition, he is the co-inventor of the first patent granted to MobileIron with the founding CTO, Suresh Batchu.

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