Ashley Brasier is currently one of the partners in Lightspeed Venture Partners, a venture capital which focuses on consumer, enterprise, and technology, as well as cleantech markets. The company is based in California and is founded in 2000. Brasier became one of its partners last year, marking the beginning of the Ashley Lightspeed partnership with the firm. Read more on nypost.com
With her experiences in a lot of firms, Ashley Brasier became a well-rounded professional who is always up for a challenge. She graduated from Duke University and decided to take her MBA at Stanford from 2016 to 2018. What attracted her to form the Ashley Lightspeed partnership is because of the fact that she loves creating new products every day. Her role as a partner is to share her perspective and spot the trends that are beginning to get big. In addition, she also helps in Lightspeed Venture Partners in their effort to diversify their operations by contributing to its female-driven consumer retail market.
Ashley Brasier started her career in Bain & Company, where she learned that it is important to possess both foresight and insight. She also learned to use sophisticated tools such as economic modeling to broaden her skills and become more reliable in making business decisions. She later left Bain & Company and was recruited by a tech startup called Thumbtack, which aims to connect professionals and clients locally. Her role in the company is to help in building the events and weddings platform, contributing to the company’s growth as a premier hiring place for events-related services.
As a part of Lightspeed Venture Partners, one of Ashley’s task is to create ideas which she later turns into a framework for investment. And to help her with the task, a lesson which she learned during her younger years called prototyping helps her a lot. She also learned the motto “measure twice, cut once” which emphasizes accuracy and efficiency in work.