Exploring the minds of venture

Lightspeed hosts a variety of events throughout the year. From roundtables and panels to Q&A sessions, we explore the company-building process with some of the industry's most dynamic entrepreneurs and investors.

Events


BUILDING TOMORROW’S BOARDROOM, TODAY

October 19, 2021 | Virtual

Private Event: Lightspeed and Rich Talent Group host the third installment of the “Building Tomorrow’s Boardroom, Today” event series, addressing how we can empower all under-represented groups in the boardroom, specifically focused on the Latinx community. 125 leaders gathered virtually to discuss how to increase access and impact of Latinx and Hispanic leaders in the boardroom. Keynote address from U.S. Senator Alex Padilla, CA.


LEADING LIGHTS

June 24, 2021 | Virtual

Private Event: Lightspeed’s Annual “Leading Lights” Series spotlights leaders offering an intimate look at the zigs and zags of scaling their companies. Jessica Alba of The Honest Company, Howard Akumiah of Betty Labs, and Max Levchin of Affirm, discuss their journeys from idea to IPO, acquisition and beyond.


BUILDING TOMORROW’S BOARDROOM, TODAY

February 2, 2021 | Virtual

Private Event: Lightspeed and Rich Talent Group host the second installment of the “Building Tomorrow’s Boardroom, Today” event series, addressing how we can empower all under-represented groups in the boardroom, specifically focused on the Black community. 160 leaders gathered virtually to discuss how to drive necessary and meaningful change led by panelists Thasunda Duckett, Mellody Hobson, Stacy Brown-Philpot, John W. Thompson, and Tristan Wal


BUILDING TOMORROW’S BOARDROOM, TODAY

January 27, 2020 | San Francisco, CA

Private Event: Lightspeed and Rich Talent Group present the “Building Tomorrow’s Boardroom, Today” event series to promote greater board diversity, and more specifically, to prepare and empower more women and underrepresented individuals to board positions. This inaugural event centered around the actionable steps leaders can take to empower and promote women people of color to the boardroom. Powerhouse panelists included John W. Thompson, Robin


ENTERPRISE SCALE SUMMIT 2019

November 7, 2019 | SAN FRANCISCO

Private Event: Lightspeed’s Enterprise Scale Summit designed to bring together leaders from the enterprise community. Hear from industry icons including Chuck Robbins, John W. Thompson, Jay Simons, and more, and meet best-in-class founders and execs who are shaping the future. The theme is scale – scaling product, go-to-market, teams, and culture. Click here to view.


LEADING LIGHTS: NYC

October 3, 2018 | NEW YORK CITY

Private Event: Unforgettable Stories and One World Trade Views: Highlights from our “Leading Lights” Series Featuring Shan-Lyn Ma, Co-Founder and CEO of Zola, and Alex Chung, Co-Founder and CEO of GIPHY.


Openrec Talent Conference

September 13, 2018 | San Francisco

OpenRec is an invite-only gathering of 250+ of the most forward-thinking talent leaders in the startup world. Attendees and speakers have the opportunity to share actionable insights, tools and strategies to solving the complex problems startup talent leaders are facing today.


Leading Lights: SF

July 10, 2018 | San Francisco

Lightspeed’s Annual “Leading Lights” Series at the SFMOMA July 2018, featuring John W. Thompson, Chairman of Microsoft, Bipul Sinha, Co-Founder and CEO of Rubrik, and Lightspeed Partners Ravi Mhatre and Arif Janmohamed discussing their journeys to becoming CEOs, the importance of radical transparency, and why everyone should set crazy goals and run toward them.


Leading Lights: Stacy Brown-Philpot

July 28, 2017 | San Francisco

Private Event: A conversation with Stacy Brown-Philpot, CEO of TaskRabbit, with Special Guests from The Memo.

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