About Us

Lightship engages Executives-in-Residence with experience at corporations including Yum! Brands, Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and more. Our EIRs are thoughtfully matched to our portfolio companies based on industry, experience, and their ability to create meaningful wins for our founders.

We are based in — and focused on — the Midwest, which has surpassed other regions in exit valuations despite receiving less than half of the investment dollars taken in the other regions. 

All of the founders we serve are people of color, women, members of the LGBTQIAP community, people with disabilities, and others who have been overlooked and underfunded by traditional venture capital.

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