Ashley Brasier is a former category manager and Senior Associate Consultant at Thumbtack Inc. and Bain & Company respectively. She is currently a partner of Lightspeed Investment Partners, a capital firm that is involved in the consumer, technology, cleantech and enterprise businesses.
Lightspeed ventures Partners was established in the year 2000 with its main headquarters in Menlo, California as well as other offices in Beijing and Shanghai cities in China; New Delhi, India; and HerzeliaPituach, Israel. The founding members of Lightspeed were Barry Eggers, Christopher Schaepe, Peter Nieh and Ravi Mhatre.
Ashley Brasier grew up with an interest of becoming an architect like her father. Most of the time she spent with her father mastering the art of prototyping. Ashley also enrolled at Duke University to advance prototyping skills which made her prefer prototyping business ideas to real life situation. It’s after graduating she served as a consultant at Bain. After working for several years at Bain, she moved to Thumbtack Inc. as a Category Manager she was given the role of clients’ entertainment and experience in events and wedding categories. Read this article at Forbes to learn more about Ashley.
At Thumbtack, Ashley was exposed to venture capital. She attracted much interest to this industry because of its capability to foresee the uncertain and proven record of recognizing and providing support to the company ’s projects before they are established.
Ashley Brasier realized she needed financial capital to support herself and to achieve this she had to venture into several industries at once. She left Thumbtack and partnered with Lightspeed assisting entrepreneurs in bringing their ideas to reality. As a member of Ashley Lightspeed consumer investment team, Ashley worked closely with starting up industries to define their growth strategy.
Ashley Lightspeed ventures focus in seed, early stage, expansion stage, the growth of industries and incubation and has specialized in financing debt for starting up and developing an already grown company.