Mercedes Bent

Mercedes Bent


Lightspeed Ventures Partners

Mercedes Bent is a Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, a venture capital firm based in the Bay Area. At Lightspeed she invests in consumer, fintech, EdTech and US/LATAM. She is invested in and work with companies including Forage, StoriCard, Outschool, Flockjay, FCFL, United Dwelling and Honeylove. Previously she served as an executive at a VR startup and a General Manager at General Assembly (acquired, 2018) where she oversaw a multi-million-dollar business line. She has an MBA and a Masters in Education from Stanford University and an AB from Harvard University. She serves as a board member for the non-profit Birthright AFRICA and in her free time she enjoys off-roading in her Jeep.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

BC to AD 2

The Path to a Trillion Dollar EdTech Company: A Perspective from Top Investors

Fazeela Abdul Rashid
Richard Sarnoff
Mercedes Bent
Cecilia Qvist

Monday, August 9, 2021


Experiential Learning Driving Job Acquisition and Career Mobility

Thomas Brunskill
Sophie Ruddock
Melissa Jones