Ashley Lightspeed: Bringing Ideas To Life
Ashley Lightspeed is still very early in her career, yet she has been able to rack up some very impressive accomplishments along the way. When she was young she always enjoyed to be able to sit at the drafting table with her dad and sketch new ideas for building things. Being an architect was always her dream. She attended Duke University and quickly found a job with Bain & Company.
She learned how to help shape actionable business intelligence. From there she decided to go to Stanford Business School and then linked up with Lightspeed Venture Capital. Her time at Thumbtack introduced her to many more opportunities that her colleagues knew about. They introduced her to various start up companies who were looking for someone who could help to grow and expand their businesses. Even though she does not do consulting work anymore she still loves to work on growth strategy and help getting companies off the ground in cost effective and long sustainable growth. See more on twitter for more information.
Ashley Lightspeed learned in her early years that the best way to approach ideas was to create prototypes. These are not physical prototypes, but ones that she could picture in her mind and apply to the ideas that she had in her mind. Ashley has the ability to keep things flexible so when challenges do arise they can be handled with swiftly. As an entrepreneur she has learned this to be of upmost importance as well. The upcoming trend that excites her the most is that of The Boomer generation getting older and reaching retirement. She is excited to see this massive shift and the new innovations that could be taking place in products and services. She believes that there is a lot of opportunity up and coming that could potentially drive the world further.