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Alexander Schmitt

Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Alexander joined Lightspeed Venture Partners’ European investment team in 2022 and is primarily focused on making investments in the B2B and FinTech sectors.

He’s passionate about growing Europeans’ entrepreneur ecosystem and splits most of his time between Berlin and Munich.

Having been through the journey of building and selling a business himself, Alexander empathizes deeply with founders and knows how challenging, especially in the early days, can be. Before Lightspeed Venture Partners, he also spent time on the other side, previously an investor at Cherry Ventures, a European early-stage Venture Capital firm.

Alexander graduated at the intersection of Computer Science and Finance, from Technical University Munich, MIT, and the CDTM (Center of Digital and Technology Management),


About Lightspeed Venture Partners
Founded: 2000  |  HQ: United States  |  Stage: Seed-Growth