Born in the San-Francisco United States, Ashley Lightspeed was determined to become an architect after growing up. This building interest developed when she was little. This interest was after being close to her dad who was also a famous architect.
As a kid, she would spend most of her time with her father. The two loved to draft various designs for buildings. Similarly, constructing items was part of their day-to-day life.
However, this actual building prototyping didn’t last long. Ashley developed other interests after she joined College. Read this article at Forbes to learn more about Ashley.
Ashley’s education background
As a young girl, Ashley joined Durham Academy from 2004 to 2008 in Cum Laude. Ashley of Lightspeed Venture Partners joined Duke University in 2008. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Media studies, markets and management in 2012.
Again in 2012, she did Urban Planning in Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In 2016, Ashley joined Stanford Graduate School of Business. She once more graduated with a Master in Business Administration (M.B.A) in 2018.
During her schooling abroad, Ashley felt that architect was no longer her dream. By the time of graduation, she felt that entrepreneurship was ideal for her. That’s how she opened her business world.
Ashley’s work experience
After graduation, Ashley joined Bain $ Company in Atlanta. Here, she worked as a Consultant intern. That was from June 2011 to August 2011. Consulting was her first job in the line of her career.
As you know hard work pays, in August 2012, Ashley got a promotion to a Senior Consultant at Bain $ Company. She worked in the company for three years.
Because of her desire to become a better person in her career, Ashley applied for a job at Thumbtack in San Francisco. She worked as a Category Manager for over one year.
Ashley subsequently joined Growth stage Companies in San Francisco. She worked here as a consultant and as an advisor for over two years.
With this experience, she was now determined to start her own company. That’s when she thought of partnering with Lightspeed Venture Partners. Ashley Lightspeed currently works with investing team and advises them on growth strategies.