Ashley Lightspeed is one of the few people that have displayed an impressive record of career accomplishments despite being new in their respective careers. She has taken part in critical decision making occasions in many of the companies she has served over the last ten years. Although her architecture father was her childhood role model, Lightspeed did not venture in the architectural field. However, she follows her father’s steps of chasing her dreams and making them come true. In the digital media world, Ashley Lightspeed has built a brand of herself having worked for many top companies like Thumbtack and Bain & Company among others. She currently works for Lightspeed Venture Capital as a member of the consumer investing team.
Stanford University’s graduate brought her consumer intelligence expertise to Lightspeed Venture Capital. Additionally, studies in Visual Media studies at Duke University earned her a Bachelor of Arts degree, an essential combination with her consumer intelligence knowledge. Lightspeed joined Bain & Company immediately she graduated from Duke and worked with the retail companies associated with the management consulting company. Within two years in her working career, lightspeed earned a promotion as the company’s Senior Associate Consultant. One year was enough for her to look for greener pastures and she landed a job at Thumbtack based in San Francisco as the Category Manager.
The continuous exposure to different companies with different ideologies sharpened her ability to deal with various issues. Through her childhood skill she acquired from her father, Lightspeed can analyze any company’s business plan and evaluate it to address the concerns at hand. She is at the forefront of Lightspeed Venture Capital together with other dedicated partners that include Chris Schaepe, Adam Goldberg, Aaron Battalion, Andrew Moley, and Alex Taussig among others. Many startups continue benefiting from Ashley Lightspeed’s resilient, creative, and innovative personality in her capacity at Lightspeed Venture Capital.