ISSUE – May. 11 | Lightspeed’s co-founders on their 17-year-long ‘overnight’ success story

Lightspeed Venture Partners is having quite a year, between the sale of AppDynamics to Cisco for $3.7 billion on the eve of its IPO (Lightspeed wrote its first check); to the March sale of publicly traded Nimble Storage to Hewlett Packard Enterprise for just north of $1 billion in cash; to the IPO of the enterprise software company MuleSoft in March (the company is now valued at $2.8 billion); to the March IPO of the consumer tech company Snap, which is currently valued at $28 billion, despite a terrible earnings callearlier today (Lightspeed famously wrote the company its first check and remains its second largest outside shareholder). [ Tech Crunch ]