After leading a bespoke career at Netflix and Twitter, and founding Angels, Jana Messerschmidt sought a new chapter in her career by joining Lightspeed Venture Partners as an investment partner. According to Jana, her decision to join Lightspeed Venture Partners was inspired by the talented team at the venture capitalist firm, and their clear vision of where they want to be in the future. Jana Lightspeed will be able to enjoy from a pool of talent and experience that will enable her to achieve more in her investment journey.
Jana Lightspeed adds to the firm’s consumer team and she brings her vast experience having worked as head of business development and platform at Netflix and Twitter. It was after leaving Twitter in 2006, that Jana Messerschmidt was encouraged to join Lightspeed Venture during her rewirement period. With hundreds of startup companies forming every day, the appetite for venture capital is high, and it is the reason investors like Jana are being sought-after.
Jana is not new to venture capitalist, having invested in many successful startups such as Winnie, Bird, Eero, and Color. Additionally, Jana has invested in several consumer companies including Pray, Cameo and Prefer, and also invested in Buoyant and Mutiny. Besides Color, Jana has made substantial investments in other healthcare companies including Visla, Forward and Nurx.
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Jana is a computer engineer by training, having attained her degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She is a proud mother and also has a soft spot for fashion, music, and retail. This has inclined her to invest in Lovevery, Carrot, Rival, Sarah Flint and Re:store.
Upon joining her new firm, Jana Lightspeed is passionate and optimistic about the future of the tech industry which she says will shape the future of business and change the way we do things.
Learn more about Jana Lightspeed: https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/06/lightspeed-hires-5-new-partners-from-slack-twitter-and-more/