Lightspeed Venture Partners
Combining authentic gaming expertise (former gaming founders and pro gamers) with an $18B+ global multi-stage investment platform and a culture that puts founders first, Lightspeed seeks to back the most extraordinary entrepreneurs in gaming and interactive technology.
Funds Raised — $7.5B:
In Jul’22, Lightspeed announced $7.5B fund to invest in Early and Growth-stage entrepreneurs around the globe.
Moritz Baier-Lentz — Focus on early-stage investments in North America. Former #1 ranked Diablo II player, founder and co-head of the global gaming and esports practice at Goldman Sachs, and partner and management team member at BITKRAFT. Based in Los Angeles;
Paul Murphy — Focused on early-stage investments in Europe. Former founder of game studio Dots (acquired by Take-Two Interactive) and GIF search engine Giphy (acquired by Facebook). Based in London;
Shan Shan — Focused on growth-stage investments. Former Senior Research Analyst for long/short equity strategies in technology, media, and telecom for asset management firm Point72. Based in San Francisco;
Faraz Fatemi — Focused on early- to growth-stage investments. Previously worked at Bain Capital Ventures and TPG Growth. Focused on media/entertainment platfroms and social networks. Based in Los Angeles.