The Lightspeed Founder Success Team is made up of experienced Specialists ready to support our CEOs navigating challenges, building teams, and searching for needle-moving connections. We’ve designed operating programs to empower early stage founders and help them build strong foundations to last through all phases of company growth. Our Operations Teams work together to move quickly and effectively to deliver a transformative Founder Experience.
Lightspeed is on a mission to make the world of technology startups more diverse, inclusive, and equitable for everyone. Over the years we've partnered with founders, their teams, and each other through highs and lows. We are a family—a collective of strong-minded individuals with diverse backgrounds and unique points of view. Come join us.
The Lightspeed Scout Program brings together exceptional entrepreneurs, future investors, and operators, to advance their skills and track record as early-stage investors. Lightspeed supports Scouts with capital, programming, and community. Scouts work with Lightspeed Partners and their fellow Scouts to invest in aspiring entrepreneurs in their network and build their personal investment strategy.
We create custom programs for each Lightspeed Founder globally, with a focus on early stage when they need us most. Our approach is craftsmanship at scale—providing custom operating programs focused on People, providing tools to grow you as a leader and help you build a high-performance team, Foundations, identifying and solving operational challenges specific to your company, and Community, making connections that matter to your business.
Lightspeed’s 400+ global portfolio companies are united in their mission to bring world-class leaders together to build tomorrow’s companies, today. We invite you to learn more about opportunities within Lightspeed’s portfolio here.
The dy/dx program focuses on expanding founders' leadership and business skills as they take classes taught by leading Stanford Graduate School of Business faculty and receive mentoring and advising from investors and entrepreneurs. Lightspeed is proud to partner with the Stanford GSB on the vision and creation of the dy/dx program.
Comprising of more than 500 CIOs, CTOs, and IT executives who oversee technology initiatives across major industries, the CIO Innovation Forum puts industry thought-leaders directly in conversation with founders around topics of technology innovation and market trends, leading to new opportunities to partner.