Michael Mignano

I’m a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and technology executive passionate about empowering people to express themselves creatively through software.

I currently serve as a partner at Lightspeed, a global venture capital firm and one of the earliest investors in companies like Snap, Epic Games, Nest, Grubhub, Giphy, Affirm, and many others. Prior to my role at Lightspeed, I served as Head of Talk for Spotify, responsible for leading the podcast, live, and video strategies for the world’s leading audio streaming platform. In 2015, I co-founded Anchor, which was acquired by Spotify in 2019, and is now the world’s largest podcasting platform.

I’m also an angel investor and advisor to 50+ startups including AdQuick, Cameo, Coda, Dumpling, The Infatuation, Infinite Objects, Katch, Light Phone, Living Carbon, Magic, MicroAcquire, Nexhealth, Parade, Pawp, Pipe, Playbyte, Polywork, Sandbox VR, Stir, Ten Little, Universe, XMTP, Zola, and several others that have yet to launch.

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