Though still early in her career, Ashley Lightspeed already has an incredibly impressive resume, having contributed to some of the decade’s most powerful companies. Ashley’s childhood led her to great success in adulthood, with early exposure to concepts like prototyping. Growing up with an architect for a father, she was exposed to advanced concepts from a young age.
Ashley Lightspeed spent much of her time working with startups and helping them develop new products and services for their customers, using her experience with Bain and other venture capital firms to predict trends and help companies embrace the changing landscape of the market, delivering hard-hitting services and desirable products to consumers. To learn more about Ashley lightspeed view her Crunchbase profile
Hired straight out of Duke University as a college student, she was recruited to work with Bain. Ashley has also worked with a veritable whos-who list of power players at the forefront of finance and tech. Ashley was recruited to Thumbtack to help professionals primarily with their local clients and sales, focused on the company’s events and weddings platform. Under Ashley Lightspeed, Thumbtack moved to become a premier online marketplace for events-related services.
Ashley left Thumbtack to focus on her education, graduating from Stanford Business School, where she eventually met up with Lightspeed Venture Capital. She discovered along the way that she excels the most when she is working on several large projects at once, dividing her attention between different industries. Ashley also loves being submerged in demanding, cognitive challenges in academia while also being able to focus on real-world problem-solving.
Presently, Ashley continues to work at Lightspeed, where she hones her craft by partnering with entrepreneurs in various industries in order to help bring their ideas and product developments to life. She works day to day in a leadership position over the consumer investing team, helping Lightspeed deliver hard-hitting solutions to their growing pool of professional clients.