Jana Messerschmidt has worked at top-profile companies such as Netflix and Twitter, which are famous for their capability to change how people use Internet-based services. She was the Director of Business and Development at Netflix from 2009 to 2010. Her role was to build and expand the early streaming stages partnerships of Netflix. She also served as the VP of Global Business Development and Platform at Twitter. Here, she had a team of more than one hundred and fifty members in the creation of global partnerships, including both enterprise-focused and consumer-based alliances. Jana successfully dealt with partner management, account management, platform and developer marketing and enterprise sales. She also successfully assisted with business development, developer relations, and technical program management for data science and partner engineering. She worked for Twitter until 2016.
Co-Founder at #ANGELS
It was while working at twitter that Jana Messerschmidt connected with a group of strong women, Chloe Sladden, April Underwood, Vijaya Gadde, Jessica Verilli, and Katie Stanton and founded #ANGELS. The company was created to focus on helping startups become more successful and place more women on the cap tables of these successful startups.
Jana lightspeed’ ed her career when she joined Lightspeed Venture Partners as an investing partner. She joined the company in 2018, and she specializes in startups, later stage, early stage, growth companies expansion stage and sed. Lightspeed Venture Partners deals with debt financing for startup and existing tech companies to help them grow and expand so that they can gain popularity in the highly competitive industry. Jana Messerschmidt is still a vital part of the team at #ANGELS. She doesn’t seem to worry about how her life will turn out in future because to her; it is full Jana lightspeed ahead.
Jana Messerschmidt has a degree in Bachelor of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1997 to 2001.