Lightspeed Venture Partners November Newsletter

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Welcome to the November 2023 edition of the Lightspeed newsletter. Get your headphones on and let’s go:

In this issue, we’re spotlighting the latest episode of our Generative Now podcast, just released today.

Kylan Gibbs got his start in social sciences, but after stumbling into startups via a winning pitch at a Singaporean business competition, he never looked back. He spent time as co-founder of FlowX, a consultant at Bain & Company, and Product Manager at Google.  Kylan talked with Lightspeed Partner and Host Michael Mignano about where he’s at today, and how Inworld AI is leveling up is changing the way people interact with games through AI powered NPCs.

Listen or watch on your favorite service:

And read more about Lightspeed’s investment in Inworld AI, which we announced in August.

For over twenty years Lightspeed has been the first investor and an early backer of some of the most innovative companies in the world. In service of bold founders with big ideas, we stand behind our companies with high conviction, from Seed to Series F and beyond.

This month we announced investments with three startups we couldn’t be more excited about. Read more about them here:

And check out Pika’s incredible video which exploded online this week, showing how the startup is making professional-quality video creation accessible to the masses with the power of AI:

Lightspeed continues to gather together AI operators and visionaries for our wildly popular in-person meetup series. Check out these recaps of recent events featuring speakers from Google, Wayfair, Langfuse, and more:

More Generative meetups are coming this year — to get notified about them, sign up here.

We sat down with some of our Founders to hear about their challenges, successes, why they started their businesses, and why they chose to partner with Lightspeed. In this edition, meet Laura Spiekerman, Co-Founder and CRO of Alloy.

Alloy solves the identity risk problem for companies that offer financial products. Today, nearly 500 banks and fintechs turn to Alloy’s end-to-end identity risk management platform to take control of fraud, credit, and compliance risk, and grow with confidence. Founded in 2015, Alloy is powering the delivery of great financial products to more customers around the world.

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