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.

Fund’s contacts:

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.

Recent Investments

Lightspeed Venture Partners
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General Information: 


Primary office: Menlo Park

Year founded: 2000

Team: 4 members

Investment Focus: 

Stage: Stage-agnostic (Seed to Growth)

Check size: from $2m to $100m+

Geography: Global, with a focus on North America and Europe

Industry: Game studios, gaming platforms, and gaming-related technologies (including VR, AR, and Web3)