Lightspeed

Founded 1994
Founders Stephen Ehrlich

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Total investments 11
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$16M
Portfolio companies 9
Rounds per year 0.41
Lead investments 1
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.18
Exits 2
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Software
  • 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

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

Bioinformatics
Data Center Automation
Health Care
Productivity Tools
Software
$16M13 Oct 2020 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel

Zetwerk

B2B
Consumer Goods
Manufacturing
Marketplace
$32M11 Dec 2019 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Calm

Apps
Health Care
Leisure
Mobile
Personal Health
Wellness
01 Sep 2019 San Francisco, California, United States

KERV Interactive

Advertising
Content
Digital Media
Information Technology
Internet
Marketing
Software
Video
$11M30 Apr 2019 Austin, Texas, United States

Percolate

Analytics
Asset Management
Content
Content Marketing
Enterprise Software
Project Management
SEO
Social Media
$32M14 Mar 2019 New York, New York, United States

BlueVine

Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Small and Medium Businesses
$40M20 Jan 2016 Redwood City, California, United States

FaceU

Mobile
Mobile Apps
Social Media
$1M01 Jul 2014 Futian District, Guangdong Province, China
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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