2019     PAST

Jay Kahn is responsible for Light Street’s public and private investments globally in the Internet and media sectors. In addition to managing Light Street’s public investments in Internet and media, Jay has led or co-led many of Light Street’s private investments including Slack, Pinterest (IPO), Toast, ezCater, Uber (IPO), Lyft (IPO), Harry’s (acquired by Edgewell), Everlane, and Spotify (IPO). Prior to joining Light Street in 2011, Jay was an Associate at Elevation Partners, where he evaluated late stage growth and buyout investments in Internet and media on behalf of the $1.9 billion fund. Prior to Elevation, Jay was a Senior Associate Consultant at L.E.K. Consulting from 2003 to 2006. At L.E.K., Jay evaluated business strategies and acquisitions for technology and media companies. Jay holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, 2010, and a B.A. in Quantitative Economics from Tufts University, where he graduated magna cum laude, 2002.