Associate

Ishaan Preet Singh

“As I spend more time with entrepreneurs, I increasingly appreciate how important it is to have visionary, thoughtful founders,” Ishaan says. “I’m excited most by businesses that leverage technology and data to fundamentally change industries.”

European backpacking trips can lead to some unforgettable adventures. For Ishaan, one of those adventures was a serendipitous career opportunity. “I ran into a friend who worked at Lightspeed in India, and they were looking for someone to spend a summer working on some new data-oriented approaches to VC,” Ishaan says.

It’s not surprising that Ishaan was up for the challenge. As the son of professors, he grew up in an academic environment that instilled a thirst for learning and an appreciation for progress. At that point Ishaan had just graduated with a degree in computer science from IIT Delhi and was excited about the potential of solving business problems using data – so he decided to dedicate that summer to Lightspeed.

Ishaan’s background in theoretical computer science and interest in business-driven impact made him a natural fit, and after a stint at McKinsey working with large corporations, he returned to Lightspeed to help other curious, scientifically minded people build and grow their businesses.

“As I spend more time with entrepreneurs, I increasingly appreciate how important it is to have visionary, thoughtful founders,” Ishaan says. “I’m excited most by businesses that leverage technology and data to fundamentally change industries.”