Jana Messerschmidt is one of the high-achieving investing partners at Lightspeed ventures, and she is an instrumental figure at tasked with overseeing the firm’s operations and programs. Jana is a proactive solution-oriented individual; hence her nickname Jana Lightspeed. Her time at Lightspeed Ventures has seen the firm establish itself as a market leader in the venture capital space.
Lightspeed ventures is an investment and venture capital firm that was established in 2000. The company’s primary objective has been to offer financial services to its clients that mainly consist of startups, small and medium-sized enterprises. It is, however, worth noting that Lightspeed Ventures gives priority to startups and enterprises that are in the early stages of investment. Most of the firm’s investments are in the technology market or consumer space.
Jana has held various top positions before becoming a partner at Lightspeed Ventures. Some of Jana’s most recognized works were during her time at Netflix and Twitter. While working at Twitter, Jana held the position of Vice President of Global Business Development and Platform. Using this position, Jana was able to build relationships with various companies in both the local and foreign market.
Shortly after exiting Twitter, Jana Messerschmidt landed a job at one of the world’s most famous companies “Netflix” which is an American entertainment company. Jana was the Director of Business Management at Netflix. Her experience and expertise in building long-standing relationships at Twitter played a significant role in her success at Netflix.
Jana’s invaluable interpersonal skills, her knowledge in the business world and her long experience in the business sector contributed to her success in forming numerous partnership deals with upcoming and established firms in the consumer electronics industry and the mobile sector earning her the name Jana Lightspeed. Besides Twitter, Netflix, and Lightspeed Ventures, Jana Messerschmidt is also the face behind the success of firms such as DivX and AT&T.