Ashley Basier, a partner in Lightspeed Venture Group is often known as Ashley Lightspeed because she is such an integral member of the LightSpeed Venture Group.
A graduate of Duke University, in Visual Arts, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude, Ashley Lightspeed worked as a Wedding Consultant at Thumbtack, a San Francisco company that pairs customers with professionals in their field. Ashley worked as a Wedding and Events coordinator at Thumbtack and was very successful in elevating the company in that capacity.
Brasier then went on to Business school at Standford University, where she obtained her Master’s in Business Administration. Sought after for her business acumen and communication skills, not long after receiving her MBA from Standford, she was recruited by Lightspeed Venture Group as a partner in their firm.
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Lightspeed Venture Group, a Menlo Park-based firm, has been operating since 2002, and pairs emerging enterprise technology and consumer start-ups such as DoubleClick, App Dynamics and Snapshot with needed investment capital, and has poured close to 2 billion dollars into emerging businesses.
Ashley Lightspeed works with Lightspeed Venture Groups consumer marketing group. She got a taste of the art and challenges of “predicting into the future” while working on a fundraising idea for Thumbtack, the attraction of the diversity of the venture field, along with her excitement at working with companies with new and emerging ideas caused her to be attracted to the challenges at Lightspeed Venture Group.
While she is based in San Francision, she often travels to New York as well, and spends a great deal of her time forging relationships with entrepreneurs, while another sizeable chunk of her time is spent keeping in touch with her existing clients.
Her days start at 6 a.m. and are packed with meetings, yet she loves the challenges of her job.
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