Jana Messerschmidt is an entrepreneur who has had a notable career in business which includes formerly serving as the VP of Global Business Development and Platform with Twitter. Her current role finds her in the position of an Investing Partner with Lightspeed Venture Partners. For Jana Lightspeed has offered her a unique opportunity to continue to engage in the kind of work that she is passionate about. The firm is a California based venture capital operation that places its focus on the area of early state tech and consumer sector developments. Since its founding in the year 2000, Lightspeed Venture Partners has back in excess of three-hundred such companies. Jana has been on board with the firm since 2018. For Jana Lightspeed has offered her an opportunity to be both an investor and an advisor and it has allowed her to continue to be in the thick of the business world where the fields of engineering and product/business development intersect with one another.
Jana Messerschmidt has been consistent in her advocacy of creating an equitable and inclusive working environment for both women and minority groups throughout her career. This is a mindset that she continues within her work that she is currently engaging in at Lightspeed Venture Partners. For Jana Lightspeed Venture Partners is doing important work in this area. This is a major factor that drew her to the company, to begin with.
Jana Messerschmidt truly brings an impressive background with her to Lightspeed Venture Partners. She has worked in critical roles with a number of well-known companies in the past. This work includes serving as the Director of Strategic Accounts with SmartDrive Systems and working as the Director of Business Development with Netflix. There is also her aforementioned work with Twitter and she is also a Founding Partner with #Angels.