Gender not a stumbling block when armed with tenacity to succeed: Lightspeed's Pinn Lawjindakul

Gender not a stumbling block when armed with tenacity to succeed: Lightspeed's Pinn Lawjindakul

Pinn Lawjindakul

Pinn Lawjindakul was the first member of Lightspeed Venture Partners’s Southeast Asia team when it set up its Singapore office in 2020. A former Insignia Ventures Partners and Tiger Global Management executive, she was promoted to partner by the US early-stage venture capital firm in April this year.

Lawjindakul is one of the 107 female investment decision-makers at Southeast Asia-based venture investors, according to DealStreetAsia’s latest report on the gender gap in the industry. As investment firms continue to grapple with a lack of diversity in their own ranks — about 77% of those headquartered in SE Asia don’t have a single female investing partner, the report found — we asked Lawjindakul to share her views on the challenges faced by female executives and the progress made by the industry so far.

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