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Lightspeed Venture Partners

Founders Barry Eggers Christopher Schaepe Peter Nieh Ravi Mhatre

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Total investments 1362
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$45M
Portfolio companies 735
Rounds per year 56.75
Lead investments 171
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.46
Exits 182
Key employees 43
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Enterprise Software
  • Internet
  • E-Commerce
Summary

Lightspeed Venture Partners is the famous VC, which was founded in 2000. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Menlo Park. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The fund was created by Barry Eggers, Christopher Schaepe, Peter Nieh, Ravi Mhatre. The overall number of key employees were 42.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Lightspeed Venture Partners, startups are often financed by Social Capital, Lightspeed China Partners, HWVP, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Silicon Valley Bank, Mayfield Fund, Innovation Endeavors. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Walden International, Rembrandt Venture Partners, Mesirow Financial.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Meituan-Dianping, Snap, Epic Games. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Mobile, Internet. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

The top activity for fund was in 2018. The typical startup value when the investment from Lightspeed Venture Partners is more than 1 billion dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The real fund results show that this VC is 10 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in 25-48 investment rounds annually. This Lightspeed Venture Partners works on 11 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Zocks

Information Technology
Software
Web Development
$5M15 Feb 2024 San Francisco, California, United States

Marqo

$12M13 Feb 2024 -

Omega

Blockchain
$6M06 Feb 2024 Miami, Florida, United States

p0

$6M30 Jan 2024 New Castle, Delaware, United States

CharacterX

3D Technology
Blockchain
$2M11 Jan 2024 -

Medallion

Music
$13M21 Dec 2023 New City, New York, United States

ScaleOps

$15M19 Dec 2023 -

Exponent Energy

Automotive
Electric Vehicle
$26M14 Dec 2023 Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Risk Harbor

Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
FinTech
Marketplace
Software
$48M13 Dec 2023 San Francisco, California, United States
News
Reliable Robotics lifts $100M to take autonomous cargo planes where none have gone before

– Reliable Robotics, a startup that is developing autonomous aircraft systems, raised $130m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Coatue Management and joined by Lightspeed Ventures, Eclipse Ventures, Teamworthy Ventures and Pathbreaker Ventures.
– The company plans to use the funds to scale the team and support its first aircraft certification program.

Matillion raises $150M at a $1.5B valuation for its low-code approach to integrating disparate data sources

– Matillion, a startup that helps companies harness their data, raised $150m in funding.
– The round was led by General Atlantic and joined by Battery Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Scale Venture Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners.
– The company has hundreds of enterprise customers, including Western Union, FOX, Sony, Slack, National Grid, Peet’s Coffee and Cisco.
– The startup was founded in Manchester (it now also has a base in Denver), and this makes it one of a handful of tech startups out of the city — others we’ve recently covered include The Hut Group, Peak AI and Fractory — now hitting the big leagues and helping to put it on the innovation map as an urban center to watch.

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Total investments 1362
Average round size 45M
Rounds per year 56.75
Peak activity year 2021
Lead investments 171
Follow on index 0.46
Exits 182
Group Appearance index 0.92

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Zocks

Information Technology
Software
Web Development
$5M15 Feb 2024 San Francisco, California, United States

Marqo

$12M13 Feb 2024 -

Omega

Blockchain
$6M06 Feb 2024 Miami, Florida, United States

p0

$6M30 Jan 2024 New Castle, Delaware, United States

CharacterX

3D Technology
Blockchain
$2M11 Jan 2024 -

Medallion

Music
$13M21 Dec 2023 New City, New York, United States

ScaleOps

$15M19 Dec 2023 -

Exponent Energy

Automotive
Electric Vehicle
$26M14 Dec 2023 Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Risk Harbor

Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
FinTech
Marketplace
Software
$48M13 Dec 2023 San Francisco, California, United States
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