Sydney Sykes


Lightspeed Venture Partners

Sydney is a Partner on the Consumer team at Lightspeed Venture Partners in Silicon Valley. Previously, Sydney was an early stage investor at NEA, where she became passionate about consumer startups and got a taste for angel investing. She also co-founded BLCK VC, the largest network of Black Venture Capital investors, and worked at Dolls Kill, where she worked on native brand growth and strategy. She is a graduate of Harvard University, where she studied psychology and economics, and she earned her MB.A. from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.