From a tender age, Ashley Lightspeed had a liking for creating new things. She grew watching her father who was an architect make new models for his projects. This fuelled her passion for inventing and building new products.
She is always captivated by the idea of creating new designs for products already in the market. Today, Ashley Lightspeed is a partner at the Light Speed Venture Partners. This venture capital firm supports start-ups that are involved in establishing innovations in the field of enterprise technology and consumer sectors. Follow Ashley Lightspeed on Twitter.
The changes in Ashley have helped in the growth and expansion of the firm. Before joining this venture capital firm, Ashley worked as a Category Manager at Thumbtack Inc. While at Thumbtack, she helped connect many clients to business professionals.
At one point, Ashley Lightspeed worked offered management consultancy services to Bain & Company. Her versatility makes her stand out in the business world. Ashley has helped many startups by providing an appropriate strategy for growth.
Ashley is a graduate from the Duke University where she pursued a degree in Visual Studies and Media Studies. She also attended Stanford University to pursue a course in business which has always been her field of interest.
Her business course laid a good foundation for her career advancement over the years. It helped equip her with vital and critical skills and experience that are required in business. Ashley believes that prototyping is crucial in generating new ideas and her dedication made her stand out. She uses this concept that has proved to be effective in coming up with new products.
The ability to forge good business relationships with customers has also steered the growth of her career. Ashley advises entrepreneurs to identify and understand the needs of their customers to offer them products that suit them.