One of the truly international VC firms to make the list, Lightspeed Venture Partners are seeking to consistently take technology of all kinds to the next level. Lightspeed has offices on the ground in North America, China, India, and Israel.
They prefer to begin working with companies in the seed and early investment stages, building a strong relationship with day one and helping companies grow to their full potential. For the right candidate, they will consider later growth stage cash infusions and have made a few debt financing and convertible note deals too. To prove their loyalty, Lightspeed has over 481 investments in just 268 companies. With their current IPO count set at 11 and over 77 acquisitions to date. The firm has investments in a mixture of different industries and companies of note incuding: Aerohive Networks, Affirm, Alooma, App Dynamics, Avamar, Artic Wolf, Barefoot Networks, Blend, Calista, Celequest, Click Security, CoalTek, Double Click, Everstring, Flixster, FreshMenu, Galileo Technology, Leyden Energy, LivingSocial, and many others.
Funds raised / currently managed: ~3.7 billion
Focus industries: Information technology, software (enterprise, SaaS, cloud), ecommerce, media, consumer goods, energy, mobile.
- Address: Sarona, 4 Zvi Strachilevich Street, Tel Aviv, 6473957, Israel
- Phone: +972 3 974 6800
- Fax: +972 3 974 6815