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Eric O’Brien

Affiliated Partner

Eric invests in a variety of sectors, including software, datacenter infrastructure, technology-enabled financial services, and semiconductors. Additionally, he supported Lightspeed’s entry into the Chinese market. He has thirteen years of venture capital experience and two years of industry experience.

Previously, Eric worked in product management at Ciena (formerly Lightera Networks). Prior to Ciena, he served as an associate at InterWest Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm, where he focused on communications and software investments, and as an analyst at Morgan Stanley in the telecom mergers and acquisitions group.

Eric holds a BA in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is a member of the advisory board of DT Capital, a Shanghai-based venture capital firm of which Lightspeed is a limited partner. He is also chairman of Partners in School Innovation, an educational non-profit working to improve student learning in low-income Bay Area public schools.

Eric O’Brien
Email:   eric@lsvp dot com

Current Investments:


Acquired, LOCK


Prior Investments:

Lucky Pai

Acquired, LOTTE


Acquired, Rakuten