You're invited to an unforgettable dinner with Lightspeed Venture Partner Mercedes Bent and Calm's Chief Product & Growth Officer. Enjoy an intimate conversation with Mercedes ad Dun, curated connections, and a business challenge and pitch off... over a seasonal, locally-sourced meal.
Mercedes Bent is a Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital firm focused on accelerating disruptive innovations and trends in the Enterprise and Consumer sectors. The firm currently manages over $6 billion of committed capital.
To date, Lightspeed has backed more than 350 companies, including Snapchat (Snap Inc.), AppDynamics (acquired by Cisco for $3.7B), Nest, Stitch Fix, Bonobos, The Honest Company and DoubleClick (acquired by Google after IPO). The fund has 24 early stage enterprise investments that have gone public, the most of any fund in the world.
Previously, Mercedes served as an executive at a VR startup and a General Manager at General Assembly where she oversaw a multi-million dollar business lines during periods of explosive growth. She was named a 40 under 40 for Tech Diversity.
Dun Wang is the Chief Product & Growth Officer at Calm: the #1 app for sleep, meditation, and relaxation with over 50 million downloads and over 700,000 5-star reviews. Calm is an Apple BEST OF 2018 award winner, Apple's App of the Year 2017, Google Play Editor's Choice 2018, and named "the world's happiest app" by Humane Technology. Calm is backed by Aston Kutcher's Sound Ventures and Insight Venture Partners, raised $88 million in Series B funding — boosting its valuation to $1 billion, making it tech's first unicorn focused on meditation.
Prior to Calm, Dun led the product team at OMGPOP that developed the viral game DrawSomething, one of the Top 10 most-downloaded games of all time in the US, and was acquired by Zynga.
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We will serve salads and grain bowls.
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