Ashley Lightspeed dreamed of becoming an architect just like her father. However, she abandoned that dream and ventured into the world of business. She started her career while still a student at Stanford GSB having worked as a category manager at Thumbtack and also at Bain consultant. Ashley Brasier would later venture into private business as she was convinced that she needed to do a lot more for startups ventures.
By 1999 Ashley had already made up her mind and she founded the Lightspeed Venture Partners which aimed at identifying, supporting and funding startup ventures. The firm was a partnership business which included Alex Taussig, Andrew Moley, Aaron battalion, Chris Schaepe and Ashley Brasier as partners. Follow Ashley Lightspeed on Twitter.
Ashley’s responsibility at the firm involves identification of potential startups that their company can invest in and work with them. They provide an advisory role, support as well as funding to these startups ventures.
She is talented to work with the prototype which she learnt from her dad. Ashley Lightspeed often uses the prototype as a primary tool for gathering information about a product as well as finding ideas for improving products. She believes that prototyping is the fundamental tool for entrepreneurial investment because it helps risk takes to see into the future.
At Lightspeed Venture Partners, Ashley works closely with entrepreneurs and maintains a keen eye for unique craftsmanship along with the business operations. Ashley Lightspeed works with great passion and believes that her line of business requires artistic vision to make it successful.
Currently, Lightspeed Venture has helped more than 300 startups businesses to take off. The firm enjoys the privilege of playing a role in more than enough of what the startups required. Some of the prominent companies that receive direct support from Lightspeed Ventures include Mulesoft, GirlBoss, Affirm, Goop, Rubrix, Natunix, Elementum and the Honest Company started by Jessica Alba (Famous actress) among others.