Lauren Farleigh and the Dote team at their San Francisco headquarters.

Where we will shop in the future — the virtual mall.

Nicole Quinn
Jun 14, 2017 · 5 min read

Our investment in Dote.


Nicole: Where are you from? How did your hometown in Alaska and being from outside of Silicon Valley shape your idea?

Nicole: Who are you targeting with your product?

Nicole: Gwyneth Paltrow was your mentor on Planet of the Apps. She’s awesome. How was it to work with her?

Nicole: What does diversity mean to you?

Nicole: What are the apps you can’t live without?

Nicole: What’s your ultimate goal for Dote?

Nicole: What’s the most valuable piece of professional advice you have received?

Nicole: What is a core value you aim to emphasize in the way you conduct business?

Nicole: What kind of culture do you thrive in?

Nicole: What made you make the leap and start Dote in the first place?

Gwyneth Paltrow and Lauren Farleigh.

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Lightspeed is a VC firm focused on accelerating disruptive innovations and trends in the enterprise and consumer sectors. Lightspeed has backed 350+ companies globally in the past two decades including Snap, Honest Co., GIPHY, Nest, Nutanix, AppDynamics and MuleSoft.

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Investor at Lightspeed, Stanford alum, Former Consumer Analyst at Morgan Stanley and British 100m sprinter

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Lightspeed is a VC firm focused on accelerating disruptive innovations and trends in the enterprise and consumer sectors. Lightspeed has backed 350+ companies globally in the past two decades including Snap, Honest Co., GIPHY, Nest, Nutanix, AppDynamics and MuleSoft.