Ashley Lightspeed is today considered one of the rising figures in the venture capital industry. Her extensive experience working with large consulting companies such as Bain & Company and Thumbtack has allowed her to utilize all her years of work on the field and apply to her company Lightspeed Venture Capital. Ashley Lightspeed has also earned quite an impress array of educational accolades most notably a degree from Duke Universit and a business degree from Stanford. Today Ashley continues this path of success along with her Lightspeed partners. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Ashley Lightspeed to learn a little more about her career and herself as well.
How do you make your ideas come to life?
Much of the inspiration for how Ashley brings her ideas to life comes from seeing her father work as an architect. The old saying of measure twice, cut once has always stuck to her when developing her products. However, in the world of marketing, it’s more of a build a prototype and see how it functions and then release it to the public. Furthermore, Ashley expresses the skill of being patient and flexible with a project. Her motto with all her projects is ‘fail fast and iterate faster.’ Read more about Ashley Lightspeed at Forbes.
What is one current trend that excites you?
Although it is not current, it is undoubtedly coming up soon, and that is that boomers will son become seniors. Ashley explains further by saying that by the year 2033 the nation will have more seniors than children, an interesting shift in demographics, a demographic that will no doubt need new products such as IOT technology for home care.
What is one habit that helps you succeed as an entrepreneur?
One of Ashley’s most notable habits includes keeping in touch with other entrepreneurs. She explains that keeping in touch is often very fun and fulfilling as well as an important factor in the business world. In addition, having friends all over the community allows you to have an ear to the ground on the latest business deals and developments, says Ashley.