Think Big. Move Fast.
Over the past two decades, Lightspeed has backed more than 200 companies, many of which have become leaders in their respective industries. We are currently investing out of Lightspeed IX, a $675 million fund focused on early and expansion stage investments in the consumer, enterprise technology and cleantech markets. Our team invests in the U.S. and internationally, with investment professionals and advisors in Silicon Valley, India, Israel, and China with Lightspeed China Partners.
High value-added, lead investors
We tend to be the first institutional investors in companies and help them from the earliest stages of business development through successful exit and beyond.
We have been investing internationally for over 10 years and currently have advisory teams on the ground in China, India, and Israel, to help us identify and invest in high-potential companies from around the world. With strong networks and team members across multiple geographies, we offer the same level of commitment and world-class expertise to our portfolio companies independent of location.
Focus on collaborative, long-term relationships with entrepreneurs
We take a team approach to investing, with two partners dedicated to each portfolio company. The relationship we nurture with each of our entrepreneurs centers on mutual trust, respect and integrity. Building great companies can take a long time, and each of us commits to a set of core beliefs and ethics that stay constant over the long term. As a result, we’re proud that many executives from past portfolio companies have chosen Lightspeed as a lead investor for their subsequent ventures.
Expertise across a broad range of sectors
Our portfolio companies can leverage Lightspeed’s operating experience, thought leadership, and deep global network of relationships across a range of high-value sectors: