Ashley Brasier currently works for Lightspeed Venture Partners. She is a Partner at the firm. She, however, had her mind set on becoming an architect while growing up rather than venturing into business. Her dad was an architect, and she wanted to follow in his footsteps. She, therefore, spent a considerable amount of time sketching and building items from scratch. This changed when she joined Duke and Copenhagen. She found out that prototyping ideas in business are more interesting than prototyping buildings. Her first job was as a Senior Associate Consultant at Bain. She began the job in August 2012 but left after four years to explore different business opportunities. Ashley Lightspeed wanted a job that was more hands-on, and she subsequently joined Thumbtack. She also wanted to discover more about Silicon Valley. At Thumbtack, Ashley was in charge of expansion of the Events and Weddings sectors and also customer care. She ensured that Thumbtack customers got the best experience.
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Ashley Lightspeed used her prototyping ideas at both Bain and Thumbtack to come up with new ideas and expound on old ones. Ashley came across venture capital while at Thumbtack and quickly developed an interest in it. This was due to the industry’s ability to predict prospects and support these prospects before they become official. Ashley Lightspeed later left Thumbtack and joined Stanford Graduate School of Business where she acquired an MBA. During this time, Ashley was thinking of starting her own company. She worked as a consultant for start ups to meet her daily needs. Through working for the start ups, Ashley realized that she prefers turning entrepreneurs’ concepts into reality and also working with different companies at once. She thus joined Lightspeed where she developed growth strategies for emerging companies and start ups. Throughout the years, Ashley has maintained her craftsmanship and believes it is a key factor for any entrepreneur as it enables them to create with their customers in mind.
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