Mercedes Bent is a Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. Mercedes is an investor and operator who lives and breathes startups. She invests in consumer fintech, LatAm, and multicultural regions and founders including Flink, Stori, Magic Eden and more. In 2016, she was named a 40 Under 40 for Tech Diversity in Silicon Valley” and in 2021, WSJ named her one of 9 “Women to Watch in VC”. She has an MBA and a Master’s degree in Education from Stanford University and an AB from Harvard University.