Lightspeed Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, early stage, expansion stage, start-up, growth companies, and incubation. The firm also specializes in debt financing for start-up and growth companies. The firm primarily invests in the following sectors: enterprise, consumer, big data, mobile, cloud solutions, e-commerce, storage, media, networking, energy, software, software as a service, information technology, biotechnology, and social. It primarily invests in the United States, Europe, Israel, China, and India. Within India, it seeks to invest in advertising and media; business services; financial services; healthcare; education; and retail. The firm invests between $1 million and $25 million in India. Further, it seeks to invest between $10 million and $25 million in growth stages and between $2 million and $10 million in early stages in India. It seeks to take a board seat in its portfolio companies. The firm prefers to be the first institutional investors in its portfolio companies. Lightspeed Venture Partners was founded in 1971 is based in Menlo Park, California with additional offices in Beijing, China; Shanghai, China; New Delhi, India; and Herzelia Pituach, Israel.