Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Jeremy Liew is a Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, joining the firm in 2006. He invests primarily in consumer facing companies in the mobile and online space with a particular interest in video, massive-scale social media, commerce and financial services. He has been named to Forbes’ Midas List multiple times, most recently in 2016.
Jeremy’s current investments include Snapchat, The Honest Company, Giphy, Bonobos, Affirm and Mic. He was also responsible for several Lightspeed investments which have had successful exits including Playdom (acquired by Disney), Flixster (acquired by Warner Brothers), Kongregate (acquired by GameStop), Slice (acquired by Rakuten) and Serious Business (acquired by Zynga).
Previously, Jeremy was with AOL, first as SVP of corporate development and chief of staff to the CEO, and then as general manager of Netscape. Jeremy joined AOL from InterActiveCorp (originally USA Networks), where he was VP of strategic planning. While there, he was responsible for acquisitions, divestitures and investments in TV Networks, consumer Internet companies and online travel companies.
He started working in the consumer Internet industry as an early employee of CitySearch in 1996, where he held a variety of sales management, operational and business development roles. He was also a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.
Jeremy is currently a Co-Chair of the board of Trustees of Presidio Knolls School, a startup, progressive Mandarin-immersion school in San Francisco. It took its first intake of Elementary School students in Fall 2012.
Jeremy holds a BA/BSc from the Australian National University in Linguistics and Pure Mathematics and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
He is a frequent contributor to the Lightspeed blog. If you are interested in seeing how he thinks about potential investments, you can get a sense by reading his posts breaking down the pitches on season four of Shark Tank.
Something most people don’t know about Jeremy:
In high school, Jeremy was pretty sure he was going to be a mathematician. But in his senior year he was selected to represent Australia at the International Math Olympiad, where his teammate was future Field’s Medalist Terry Tao. After he realized what great looked like, he decided to go into another field, where you didn’t have to be quite so smart…