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Lightspeed

Founders Stephen Ehrlich

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Total investments 21
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$60M
Portfolio companies 16
Rounds per year 0.75
Lead investments 1
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.19
Exits 4
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Productivity Tools
  • Bioinformatics
  • Data Center Automation
Summary

Lightspeed appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 1994. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the New York.

Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 13 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The high activity for fund was in 2019. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. When the investment is from Lightspeed the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year.

The current fund was established by Steve Ehrlich.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Lightspeed, startups are often financed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Lerer Hippeau, GGV Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Menlo Ventures, Y Combinator, Will Smith. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital India, Greenoaks Capital.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Reservations, SEO. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Oyo Rooms, Percolate, Avi Networks. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Gnosis

Blockchain
Ethereum
Prediction Markets
$100M14 Jul 2022 Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Ultima Genomics

Biotechnology
Health Care
Life Science
Medical
$600M31 May 2022 Newark, California, United States

Boundless Life

Education
Hospitality
Leisure
$2M16 Apr 2022 Montréal, Quebec, Canada

MAYD

Health Care
$35M13 Dec 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Buf

Developer APIs
Developer Tools
Software
$68M23 Nov 2021 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

BlueLearn

Education
Internet
$450K10 Aug 2021 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Nym

Bioinformatics
Data Center Automation
Health Care
Productivity Tools
Software
$25M27 Jul 2021 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel

Buf

Developer APIs
Developer Tools
Software
$20M16 Apr 2021 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Plus

Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
Logistics
Transportation
$200M10 Feb 2021 Cupertino, California, United States
News
Nym Health Pulls In Additional $25M

– Nym Health, the leading provider of explainable AI tech that automates medical coding, today announced $25m in new funding.
– The funding was led by Addition and brings the company’s total funding to $47.5m.
Addition joins existing investors GV, Dynamic Loop Capital, Tiger Global, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Lightspeed, as well as angel investors Zach Weinberg and Nat Turner.

Zerion RAises $8.2M in Series A Funding

– Zerion is a San Francisco CA-based focused developer of an investing interface for decentralized finance (DeFi).
– The company raised $8.2m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Mosaic Ventures with participation from Placeholder, DCG, Lightspeed, Blockchain.com Ventures, DeFi Alliance Fund, Continue Capital, SevenX Ventures, G1 Ventures, Bitscale Capital, Wintermute, The LAO and a group of angel investors from the crypto community.

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