The future isn’t built by dreamers. It’s built today, by doers. It’s crafted by people who live on the edge of cultural trends and understand where things are heading. Building tomorrow is the work of many hands and minds, not one person alone. And the future hinges on the support of a partner who understands that. At Lightspeed we believe tomorrow is built today.
Our mission is to serve the world’s most extraordinary people who are building tomorrow’s companies today.
We are at our best as a global team. We put the team before individual egos, and share wins and learn from our misses to make us better. We think beyond borders and limits, and move together proudly.
Question and challenge each other, but focus on the merit of the idea instead of the person raising it. Diverse perspectives give us broader perspectives. Once the decision is set, be accountable to it.
We maximize our efforts when we find extraordinary people, companies, and ideas. We move decisively, and focus our capital. We operate like an owner because they sweat the small stuff, and so do we.
Reputation is built from the inside out. We practice empathy and respect each other, and ourselves. We hold each other accountable, and accountability is everyone’s responsibility.
We always have been and always will be challengers. We keep the underdog’s perspective, stay hungry, and fight to win. We stay humble and work like we have something to prove.
We value different perspectives, which means working with people of all ages from various parts of the world, educational and professional backgrounds, and upbringings.
We have global reach, with a presence and access to resources in Silicon Valley, Israel, China, India, Europe, and Southeast Asia. Our broad footprint enables our portfolio companies to better understand growth opportunities and expand internationally.
Of more than 400 companies we’ve partnered with since our founding, a third have either IPO’d or been acquired. And we’ve celebrated over 15 of those IPOs in the last decade alone.
We believe women are the earliest adopters of consumer technology. That’s why female-fronted organizations represent over one third of our consumer portfolio.
Companies that work with Lightspeed are afforded numerous value-added benefits. Through our CIO Forum, founders have access to executive insights and networking opportunities, while our Talent team offers recruiting services and matchmaking expertise. And we support founders and their teams on marketing and communications strategies, helping architect their narrative, from brand ideation to IPO planning.