In our first Female Founder Initiative AMA webinar of 2020, we're thrilled to be joined by Amy Wu of Lightspeed Venture Partners. Click here to register and join us on Thursday, February 27th for an interactive discussion with Amy Wu on Venture Funding for Female Founders.
Throughout her career, Amy Wu has enjoyed being on both sides of the table as investor and operator, joining Lightspeed in 2019 as an early member of the growth team to lead the reinvestment platform and invest in growth-stage consumer and enterprise businesses. Prior to Lightspeed, Amy was an executive for several years, most recently at Discovery, Inc, a global media company with 17 TV networks in 220 countries, and at NewsCred, a growth-stage marketing software company based in NYC, after starting her career at Insight Venture Partners.
Click here to submit your female founder funding-related questions for Amy Wu ahead of time, to be included in the AMA discussion!
Amy’s breadth of experience – in early-stage and corporate, in consumer and enterprise businesses, and across the US, Europe, and Asia – has shaped her passion for helping businesses scale globally. In the US, Amy helped raise over $60M for NewsCred, was group CFO of 4 US direct-to-consumer businesses at Discovery and was involved with Zumba, DrillingInfo, and other marketplace and SaaS investments while at Insight.
In Europe, Amy was group CFO of Discovery Eurosport, the leading sports broadcaster across Europe, and DPlay, an on-demand video streaming platform, and led the acquisition of Playsports UK. Amy has also lived and invested in Asia, where she was born in Beijing, was CFO and SVP of Commercial Operations for Discovery Asia based in Singapore, led the Scripps Networks Asia integration efforts, and was a board observer with JD.com while at Insight. She notes,
As a former operator, what I love most about investing is getting in the trenches with CEOs and their teams.
If you haven't already registered, click here to join us on Thursday, February 27th for the first AMA discussion of 2020 in our #FemaleFounderInitiative webinar series, featuring Amy Wu of Lightspeed!
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