Jana Messerschmidt is an investing partner at Lightspeed ventures. She is currently located in San Francisco, California, United States. Before becoming a partner at Lightspeed Ventures, Jana was serving at Netflix and Twitter. While at Twitter, Jana held in the position of Vice President of Global Business Development and Platform. While at Twitter, Jana Messerschmidt was tasked with overseeing the formations of partnerships.
With her expertise in business relations, Jana Messerschmidt helped twitter forge excellent relationships with several partners across various industries hence enabling the social media company to thrive locally and globally during her tenure. While at twitter Jana Messerschmidt also oversaw business development, enterprise sales, platform operations, partner engineering, marketing, strategy and developer relations.
Jana Messerschmidt was the Director of Business Management during her tenure at Netflix. While at Netflix, Jana was tasked with overseeing mobile and consumer electronics partnerships. Jana’s work at Netflix and Twitter has earned her recognition from peers across various industries; she has also been credited with playing a part in the success of companies such as DivX and AT&T (a giant telecommunication firm) thanks to her service at these firms.
Thanks to her ability to take up numerous roles and succeed at each of them, peers have given her the nickname Jana Lightspeed. Her role at Lightspeed Ventures has given her an opportunity to help a lot of start-ups and enterprises meet their goals thanks to the financial products and services offered. While at Lightspeed Ventures Jana has had the privilege of working with several interesting start-ups, most being in the tech industry.
One observation Jana Messerschmidt has made is that most small and medium enterprises, start-ups included, lack of support and nurturing that can ensure their success in the ever competitive world. You would be forgiven for calling her Jana Lightspeed, but Jana’s effectiveness and efficiency while overseeing her duties and responsibilities make the name suitable enough.
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