Ashley Lightspeed Messerschmitt, also popularly known as Jana Lightspeed, is a student graduate from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,1997-2001. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering. Jana ventured into tech immediately after her graduation.
She has within the years held a number of roles in her career on the engineering field, business developments, sales and marketing which led to the growth of her Curriculum vitae leading to a VP position at Twitter and Director at Netflix. She was a Sr Manager, Global Accounts at DivX from 2004 to 2007.She became a vice president, business development and platform at Twitter from 2010 to 2016 where she was spearheading partnerships, enterprise sales developer relations, platform and developer marketing, technical program management and partner engineering. Concurrently she was the director of business development at Netflix from 2009-2010. Here, her main agenda was to build the early partnerships of Netflix.
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Ashley become the co-founder of #Angels in 2015. #Angles is a company that focuses on bringing women to the table of success. Ashley Lightspeed later joined Lightspeed Ventures Partners in December 2018. She joined as an investing partner. Lightspeed Ventures Partners is a company that majorly touches on early stage investments and technology and consumer space.
On a personal level she has invested in a number of companies; Forward, Cameo, Winnie, Rival, Vector space, Ashley business experience spans in multiple sectors of the economy and she has proved that investing in early stages of investment and technology is the key to success just to name a few. Ashley Lightspeed is so passionate about coding, qouting her Twitter handle, “Regardless of your role in tech, learning the fundamentals of coding is invaluable i have started it again and I love it.’ She also wrote promotional blogs on #helloangels by @janamal ‘Going back to coding’.
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