Alex Taussig

Partner. Menlo Park. Consumer.

Alex co-leads Lightspeed’s consumer investment team across the Americas and Europe and has spent the last 15 years as a venture capital investor. He has partnered with founders from inception through hundreds in millions in revenue across a variety of industries, including  apparel, CPG, education, financial services, supply chains, and wholesale.

Alex spends most of his time at Lightspeed supporting marketplace and SMB focused businesses, including Archive, Faire, Found, Keychain, Kikoff, Vinted, Yaysay, and more. He previously supported over a dozen companies at a prior venture firm, including thredUP (IPO TDUP, 2021), Carbon Black (IPO CBLK, 2018), 2U (IPO 2014, TWOU), and RentJuice (acquired by Zillow, 2012)

Alex studied physics at Harvard College (summa cum laude), received an MS in materials engineering from MIT, and graduated with an MBA from HBS, where he was a Baker Scholar (top 5% of class). He lives in SF and enjoys muay thai, anime, and progressive metal music.

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