Ashley Brasier joined Lightspeed Venture Partners last November. She didn’t start her journey with investments. Ashley Lightspeed had a love of prototyping from her father’s work as an architect. Later on, she discovered that the business side of prototyping was more interesting. Ashley Lightspeed became a senior associate consultant at Bain & Company in 2012. In 2015, she joined Thumbtack as Category Manager. Ms. Braiser gave wedding and event ideas to customers. She uses her skill in prototyping to help form ideas and products to her clients. Learn more about Ashley Lightspeed at Bloomberg
While at a fundraising event at Thumbtack, Ashley Lightspeed was fascinated with the concept of venture capital. In 2016 she helped some startups grow. She wanted to help many companies at one time. At Lightspeed Venture Partners, Ms. Brasier has gotten to do just that. She is mostly focused on media companies and helping them grow. Ms. Braiser says she likes to see the connection between different companies and likes to help them see the connection. She is one of three women freshly hired at Lightspeed Venture Partner which is a great turn around for the company from having just two women on staff.
Ms. Braiser acquired a BA in Visual and Media Studies, Markets and Management at Duke University. She also studied abroad in Copenhagen. Ms. Braiser also acquired an MBA at Stanford University. While at Standford, she was the vice president of the Arts, Media, and Entertainment Club. Being part of that club, she got to look in on some media companies like Youtube, Netflix, HBO, The New York Times, and Disney. Ms. Braiser also writes articles on Medium. She wrote about middlers which are people are retiring age, but aren’t the age of being taking care of. Ms. Braiser is looking into companies that are geared toward the tech-savvy middler.