Bejul Somaia Managing Director, Lightspeed Venture Partners


Bejul Somaia is the Managing Director of Lightspeed Advisory Services India Pvt. Ltd., which advises Lightspeed Venture Partners, a leading global venture capital and growth equity firm with more than $2B under management. Mr. Somaia has over seventeen years of operating, entrepreneurial and investment experience in the US and India. He was previously Co-CEO of Twiga Fiberglass, a leading manufacturer of building materials in India, founder and Chairman of Openlist (acquired by Marchex, Inc), a strategy consultant with Bain & Company and an investment banker with Salomon Brothers. Mr. Somaia has advised on investments in a number of Indian companies including LimeRoad, Indian Energy Exchange, Oyo Rooms, ItzCash Card, Craftsvilla, OneAssist, and Fashionara. He holds a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and MBA from Harvard Business School. Lightspeed Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital firm that has backed more than 200 companies over the past two decades, many of which have become leaders in their respective industries. The fund is focused on early and expansion stage investments in the consumer, enterprise technology and cleantech markets with investment and advisory teams in the U.S. , India, Israel, and China.