Jana Messerschmidt holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering from University of Illinois. The technology expert is a Director in Business Development at Netflix, an Investing Partner at Lightspeed Ventures, and a Founding Partner at Angels. She is an extra-ordinary woman who finds interest in Startup companies.
At Lightspeed Venture Partners, Jana Lightspeed invests in consumers. She has been successful in integrating technology in the business world. Jana has served Twitter at Vice President in Global Development and Platform level. She was in charge of developer relations, enterprise sales, platform marketing, strategic partnerships, and platform engineering.
Jana’s dream is to see more women on tech companies’ value tables. In a research done by Angels and Carta, it was revealed that women hold only 9 out of 100 stakeholders in tech organizations. The coding guru has set out to build a community that bridges the gap between women and men in tech.
Jana Lightspeed maintains boldness as her statement. She began her mission to spread tech to women at Angels but continues with the agenda even in Lightspeed Ventures. BIRD, COLOR, EERO, CAMEO, and WINIE are some of the companies that received backing from Jana. Jana invests in early stage entities with potential for growth. In addition, she organizes events that focus on networking as well as community building. Jana looks forward to a society that is equitable and inclusive as well. Jana has been rooting for the participation of women in shaping the technology sector.
After quitting her job at Twitter in 2016, Jana took a break in her career to review her journey. Lightspeed had invested in several companies she supported. This increased her preference for the Venture Partners. Moreover, the team exuded her idea of ideal teamwork throughout the meetings as well as reference calls.