Jana Lightspeed is one of the managing partners of Lightspeed Venture Partners. She joined the company in 2018 after having an illustrious career in the management industry. Lightspeed has helped over 50 startups to grow during her career in different sectors. The University of Illinois alumnus pursued her computer-engineering course in the institution’s Urbana Champaign. Her Bachelor Science degree worked well for her because she landed jobs in high profile companies.
Lightspeed once worked with Netflix specializing in overseeing partnerships between consumer and mobile electronics. Before joining Netflix, Jana Lightspeed worked for DivX and AT&T. The companies are among the renowned firms in the world. After her unmatched performance at Netflix, Lightspeed joined Twitter in 2010. Her six years’ service in the company assisting the President in overseeing Global Business Development and platform did not disappoint.
She successfully managed the collaborations between Twitter and other companies. Additionally, she was responsible for overseeing the company’s platform operations and enterprise sales. Twitter’s development, partner engineering, as well as the platforms marketing strategy depended on her office. Having worked with top-notch companies, Lightspeed managed Twitter’s developer relations professionally.
In 2015, Jana took part in the foundation of ANGELS. The primary objective of the venture was to create a platform for encouraging women to take part in startup tech boards. The group consists of the current and her former female Twitter executives. Bird, Color, Ego, and Winnie are among the almost 50 investments that make the group’s portfolio. She also has an interest in fashion, transport, music, hardware, and consumer companies.
Jana Lightspeed joined Lightspeed Venture Partners together with five others that worked in top rated positions in other companies. The company now has 26 partners, and 19 of them come from the United States. The five that joined the company together with Lightspeed include Zimmerman, Madheswaran, Jerry Ye, Merci Victoria, and Ashley Brasier.