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Lightspeed Venture Partners

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Barry Eggers Christopher Schaepe Peter Nieh Ravi Mhatre


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Total investments 1249
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 668
Rounds per year 54.30
Lead investments 124
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 180
Key employees 43
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

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

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

Mysten Labs

$36M06 Dec 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Panther Labs

Cloud Security
Cyber Security
Open Source
$120M02 Dec 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Cyber Security
$80M01 Dec 2021 New York, New York, United States


Financial Services
$25M29 Nov 2021 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore


Cyber Security
Life Science
Risk Management
$80M22 Nov 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


$17M18 Nov 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


$21M17 Nov 2021 New York, New York, United States


Retail Technology
$596M16 Nov 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Business Intelligence
Enterprise Software
Life Science
$100M15 Nov 2021 Sunnyvale, California, United States
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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