Lightspeed Venture Partners

Founded 2000
Founders Barry Eggers Christopher Schaepe Peter Nieh Ravi Mhatre


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Total investments 922
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 413
Rounds per year 19.67
Lead investments 75
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 149
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

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

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

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Retail Technology
Late Stage Venture
260M10 Jun 2021 United States, San Francisco


Cloud Infrastructure
Developer Tools
Information Technology
Open Source
5M08 Jun 2021 United States, Seattle


Media and Entertainment
07 Jun 2021 United States, New York


Financial Services
Early Stage Venture
33M02 Jun 2021 United States, San Francisco


Financial Services
Information Services
Information Technology
Sales Automation
Early Stage Venture
46M01 Jun 2021 United States, Sandy

Early Stage Venture
42M19 May 2021

5M18 May 2021

Hidden Leaf Games

Media and Entertainment
3M12 May 2021
United States, Los Angeles

Parting Stone

Customer Service
Service Industry
1M04 May 2021
United States, Santa Fe
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 c... Read more
1047 Games raises $100M on the runaway success of its debut title, Splitgate
– 1047 Games, a game developer, raised $100m in Series C funding. – The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and joined by Insight Partners, Anthos Capital, and earlier seed round investors Galaxy Interactive, VGames, Human Capital, Lakestar, DraperDragon, and Draper University. – It brings the company to a valuation of $1.2 billion. – The company plans to use the funding to expand its team and continue to build out its game portfolio. Read more


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