Moritz Baier-Lentz

Partner and Head of Gaming, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Moritz has recently been appointed as a partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. Prior, Moritz was a top-ranked vice president at Goldman Sachs, where he founded and led the global gaming practice, managed over 100 professionals, and advised corporations and unicorns on M&A and IPOs. His executed deal volume in excess of $300 billion features the largest technology and gaming transactions in history. In high school, Moritz was a professional gamer, ranked #1 among over 12 million players. Previously, he worked in strategy roles at IBM, McKinsey, and The White House, having had the honor to help Fortune 500 CEOs and political leaders. Moritz holds an M.B.A. and M.A. in Education from Stanford and studied at Harvard, Oxford, and Cambridge. He was recognized among the 30 Under 30 and 40 Under 40. A first-generation high school graduate, Moritz is deeply involved in creating equal opportunities and launched an industry-wide diversity initiative impacting over 100 companies. Having experienced severe depression in his family, Moritz raised over $150,000 to support promising research through extraordinary races, incl. a 251 km Sahara ultramarathon and the World Marathon Challenge: 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days.

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