The Career Ladder of Jana Lightspeed

Ashley Lightspeed began to associate with Lightspeed’s consumer investing team after advising and investing in early stage companies in a series of years and also carrying out other duties such as sales and marketing, engineering, business development among others while working at highly growing companies such as Netflix and Twitter. She has managed to skillfully handle technology and business in the course of her entire career. When received her B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois, she swiftly landed on the tech’s business side. Ashley Lightspeed responsibility became great and included enterprise sales, strategic partnerships, partner engineering, developer relations and platform marketing when she became the Vice President of Global Business Development and Platform at Twitter.

During the year 2015, she became the co-founder of #ANGELS, which was the very first of its kind investment and had a distinct mission which aimed at getting more women on the way to success. Ashley Lightspeed is an Engineer who turned and looked into the brighter side, which is to say the business side in the years 2010-2016. She invested at Lightspeed VenturePartnersand also made investments personally in more than other 50 companies which included Cameo, Nurx, Rival, Winnie, Buoyant, Color Genomics, Carta among many other. The above 151 person organization that is responsible for Twitter’s global strategic partnerships present across both the consumer and companies which are focused on enterprise are also a result of her tireless work in her career.

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Her organizations included:

Developer Relations

Enterprise Sales and Account Management

Business Development and Partner Management

Technical Program Management, Partner Engineering and Data Science.

In the years January 2009 to November 2010, she was a Director, Business Development at Netflix. Also, in the years 2007 to 2009, she was the Director of Strategic Accounts.

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