Lightspeed Venture Partners April Newsletter

Congratulations, Rubrik!

We are thrilled to congratulate Rubrik on their recent IPO!

From first check all the way to the public markets, Lightspeed has been proud to build with Rubrik since its founding in late 2013.

Partner Ravi Mhatre led the firm's investment and has remained a trusted advisor and director on the board. Bipul Sinha, Co-Founder and CEO, was a Lightspeed Partner when he first envisioned the company that would become Rubrik. In honor of the IPO, we’re celebrating key moments in Rubrik's growth story:

In late 2023 Lightspeed published the inaugural edition of the Cyber 60, recognizing the fastest growing venture backed cybersecurity companies in the marketplace. We analyzed data provided by over 300 startups and published the list in conjunction with Fortune, with Rubrik earning a place on the Growth-stage segment. Now that Rubrik is a public company, we’ll officially retire (with honors!) its place, as we prepare the next edition of the Cyber 60 coming later this year.  

Revisit the Cyber 60 here, and don’t miss our feature story about Rubrik. Bipul talks about the early days of doing anything and everything, including hosting a baby shower for a prospective recruit’s family, to hire the best possible talent for his startup:

Ravi Mhatre, a Founding Partner of Lightspeed, helped hire Bipul as a Partner at Lightspeed, saw him learn and grow as a VC, and backed him when he became a Founder. Ravi reflects on Bipul and Rubrik’s journey – and future – in this post celebrating their entry into the public markets:

Over the years we’ve chronicled our relationship with Rubrik as they participated in Lightspeed events and inspired many of the Founders we have partnered with in the years since. Catch up with our Rubrik stories:

Congratulations to Bipul and Rubrik Co-Founders Arvind Jain, Arvind Nithrakashyap, Soham Mazumdar, and the entire team at Rubrik, on your success, from your Lightspeed family.

We are grateful for your partnership and support, and welcome any feedback you have. Thanks for celebrating Rubrik with us. We’ll bring you our usual mix of updates on Lightspeed, our Founders, and their startups in the next edition of our newsletter. 

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–Team Lightspeed