A Brief Look into the Life and Career of Jana Lightspeed

Jana Lightspeed joined Lightspeed Venture Partners as a partner in 2018. Before making this move, she had worked with both Netflix and Twitter in various capacities. Her earlier roles saw her provide advice to early-stage companies. At some point, she also found herself working in the sales, engineering, business development, and marketing departments of various high growth organizations.

Education Background

She attended the University of Illinois, located at Urbana, in Champaign where she graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering. Her previous high profile roles were with Netflix and Twitter.

At Netflix, she served as the Director of Business Development, a position she held until 2010. She, later on, moved to Twitter, the social networking platform where she took up her new role as Vice President in charge of Global Business Development.

She held on to this position until 2016. In addition to working for high profile organizations, Jana is also a founding partner in her organization. She helped found #Angels in March 2015, while still working at Twitter.

Jana Joins Lightspeed

Jana Lightspeed is a partner in one of the fastest growing companies in Silicon Valley. The company has just finished raising more than $1.8 billion in venture funding. Apart from raising capital, the firm also made new hires, a move that saw it hire 5 investment partners, and six personnel.

In addition to Jana, the other high profile partners hired by the company include Jay Madheswaran, Jerry Ye, Ashley Brasier, and Merci Victoria Grace. Based on the new partner hires, the company now has a total of twenty-six active partners.

Of this, nineteen are investors based in the United States. The new acquisitions mean that that company now has 5 female investment partners based in the US. This is a notable increase as it previously only had two.

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