Lightspeed Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital firm that manages over $2 billion of capital commitments. We closed Lightspeed VIII, an $800 million fund, in early 2008. Over the past two decades, our investment professionals have backed more than 150 companies, many of which have gone on to become leaders in their respective industries. Our team invests in the U.S. and internationally, with investment professionals and advisors located in Silicon Valley, China, India, and Israel.
We are proud to have partnered with many exceptional management teams. Our investment professionals have contributed domain expertise and operational experience to help build high-growth, market-leading companies such as Blue Nile (NILE), Brocade (BRCD), Calista (acquired by MSFT), Ciena (CIEN), DoubleClick (DCLK), eHealth (EHTH), Galileo Technology (acquired by MRVL), Growth Networks (acquired by CSCO), Informatica (INFA), Kiva Software (acquired by AOL), Lightlogic (acquired by INTC), Maker Communications (acquired by CNXT), Metasolv (acquired by ORCL), Openwave (OPWV), Quantum Effect Devices (acquired by PMCS), Sirocco (acquired by SCMR), and Waveset (acquired by SUNW). Some of our recent exits include the top-performing tech IPO of 2006, Riverbed Technology (RVBD), and the top enterprise software acquisition of 2006, Virsa Systems (acquired by SAP).
While the majority of our portfolio companies are U.S.-based, the Lightspeed team has invested internationally for over ten years in companies such as 99Bill, AMEC, Galileo Technology, Optier, ScaleMP and TutorVista. The firm has also launched the Lightspeed-Gemini Internet Lab, a joint initiative with Gemini Israel Funds to seed Israel-based Internet companies.
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