Lightspeed Venture Partners

Lightspeed Venture Partners

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Headquarters Location

United States, Menlo Park


Lightspeed Venture Partners is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 2000. The VC's location is in North America, United States. The the headquarters of this VC is in Menlo Park.

The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 10 other countries. Also, a start-up has to be aged 2-3 years to expect investment from this fund. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Mobile, Internet. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 152 more areas of investment. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Meituan-Dianping, Snap, Epic Games.

The fund was created by Barry Eggers, Christopher Schaepe, Peter Nieh, Ravi Mhatre. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 42.

At the time of investment by Lightspeed Venture Partners, a typical start-up valuation would be more than 1 billion dollars. The fund usually participates in 25-48 investment rounds per year. Lightspeed Venture Partners participates, on average, in 11 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. This fund was the most active in 2018. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 10 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2019.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 4-5 participants. Besides Lightspeed Venture Partners, start-ups are typically funded by Social Capital, Lightspeed China Partners, HWVP, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and 327 more VCs. The most common co-investors for the fund are Silicon Valley Bank, Mayfield Fund, Innovation Endeavors and also 392 different VCs. The investors in the following rounds are usually Walden International, Rembrandt Venture Partners, Mesirow Financial, and 322 VCs in total.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first, first_initial last, last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

98.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

37.6% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

4.5 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at]

0.11 out of 1

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.88 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


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