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Julie Kainz

Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Julie joined Lightspeed Venture Partners as an investor in London to help build out the team and presence on the ground, as Europe is seeing an inflection point in its venture activity.

Before joining Lightspeed Venture Partners, Julie focused on investing in data, infrastructure, and automation at Dawn Capital, Europe’s leading fund focused purely on B2B software and fintech. Prior to that, she was an investor at Salesforce Ventures, where she helped shape the fund’s strategy in Europe and fell in love with B2B investing.

Julie participated in deals from Series A to pre-IPO and backed some of the most exciting businesses across Europe and Israel, such as Algolia, Appsflyer, Contentful, or Gong. Before that, she worked with founders even earlier in their journey – most often at inception or ideation stage – during her time as one of the early team members at Founders Factory, an incubator, and accelerator based out of London.

Julie graduated with a double degree from CEMS MIM, an international multilingual business program offered by some of the leading universities across the world. As such, she spent time in Austria, New Zealand, The Netherlands, and Germany during her studies. Growing up close to the mountains, Julie loves to unwind outdoors, may it be hiking to a remote hut in the mountains or taking her longboard for a surf trip along the coast.


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