Under the leadership of Jana Lightspeed Grows Faster
Jana Messerschmidt is a partner and member of Lightspeed Venture Partners’ consumer investing team. Under the leadership of Jana Lightspeed Venture partners have started developing strategies for progress through her expertise in debt financing. She has a vast and impressive investment portfolio.
Jana Messerschmidt is a graduate in computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She attended university from 1997 to 2001. After graduation she worked in many major companies as an engineer and as a business developer. Companies she worked for include Netflix and Twitter. In the year 2015, she co-founded the investment collective called ANGELS. The mission of ANGELs was to get more women to lead successful startup companies. She has had considerable success as an investor in her career and has made bold investments in successful startup companies across a wide range of industries.
Under the leadership of Jana Lightspeed Venture Partners listen to the dreams of founders of startup companies and make efforts to understand their dreams before making an investment. Jana Messerschmidt works with the founders to make their dreams come true. She makes investments in many small startup industries. Recently under the leadership of Jana Lightspeed has started investing in startups in the transportation industry. She advices new graduates not to look for careers in their major but look for many roles that suit their interests and build a career according to what interests them. She also believes that business success comes from focusing on making long term relationships with partners and customers.
Jana Messerschmidt is a successful investor with a heart. She believes that being kind is the basis of success and she works with founders of small startup companies and engages in all aspects of the founder’s idea to make the dream of the founder a reality.