Jana Messerschmidt is an investing partner at Lightspeed Ventures Partners. The firm was established at the turn of the century (2000) with an objective to provide various financial solutions to startups and growth companies. Lightspeed is a venture capital firm that has a specialty in offering custom financial solutions to small and medium-sized enterprises that are in the early stages of investment. The firm’s investment portfolio shows that enterprise technology and consumer space are the firm’s most significant investment areas.
Jana is currently located in San Francisco, United States. Before getting involved with Lightspeed Ventures, Jana was working at two market-leading companies. Jana Messerschmidt worked at Twitter in the position of Vice President of Global Business Development and Platform. Her position at Twitter enabled her to form strong partnerships with companies and brands in the local and foreign market.
During Jana Messerschmidt’s Stint as Twitter, the social media platform experienced tremendous growth and expansion in new foreign markets. Much of this is credited to Jana’s ability to forge excellent and long-standing relationships. Jana formed alliances with firms across various industries; this has enabled the social media platform to thrive.
Her exceptional skills as a business executive are unrivaled, and this explains why she’s other peers call her Jana Lightspeed. Other than Twitter soliciting for her services, Netflix too had the same intentions. After exiting Twitter, Jana Messerschmidt went on to work at Netflix in the position of Director of Business Management. Her time at Netflix is characterized by the formation of partnerships with several mobile companies and consumer electronic brands.
Jana’s work at Twitter has received acclaim from peers in the industry. She is also being credited with the success of firms such as AT&T and DivX. Her ability to be at the right firm at the right time has earned her the nickname Jana Lightspeed among her peers.