"Working with entrepreneurs that build companies and disrupt established industries is what makes being a VC so rewarding."
Justin invests primarily in the Internet and mobile sectors with a focus on social media, e-commerce and enterprise software.
Justin’s current investments include Bloomreach, GrubHub, PetFlow and TaskRabbit. He has also been a board member or board observer for numerous successful companies including TheFind, INRIX, Adready, Magazine Radar, Oyster.com and DNA Games.
Before joining Lightspeed, Justin was a partner at Bain Capital Ventures and was responsible for launching the firm’s West Coast office. He was both a board of directors member and observer for a wide variety of consumer internet, enterprise software, and business services companies, including BloomReach, TheFind, Adready, INRIX, DNA Games, Oyster.com, and Magazine Radar. Before Bain Capital Ventures, Justin was at McKinsey and Co. where he served consumer and media companies in a wide range of capacities.
Justin holds a BA in Economics from Duke University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Something most people don’t know about Justin:
“I spent my college summers working jobs that included being a full-time dishwasher at a restaurant, a truck drivers’ assistant in Vermont, coaching at the Duke Basketball summer camp and being an investment banker. While it may sound more glamorous than some of the others, investment banking was far and away my least favorite!”