M/C Venture Partners has promoted Lydia Jett to vice president. She joined in 2009 and was previously a senior associate at the firm. In her new role, Jett will focus on sourcing and managing investments in the media and communications industries. M/C Venture Partners has offices in Boston, San Francisco and London, and focuses on the communications, media, and information technology services sectors.
M/C Venture Partners, a venture capital firm focused on the communications, media, and information technology services sectors, announced that Lydia Jett has been promoted to the position of Vice President from Senior Associate.
In her new role, Lydia will be responsible for all aspects of sourcing and managing investments in the media and communications industry segments and will continue to work to extend M/C Venture Partners’ strong, 25-year franchise.
“We are very pleased to promote Lydia and recognize her accomplishments, as she has been a tremendous asset to M/C Venture Partners since she joined our firm,” said Jim Wade, a Managing General Partner at M/C. “She has made many positive contributions with a number of our portfolio companies and our firm as a whole, and we look forward to providing her with more opportunities to apply her talents through this new position.”
Lydia joined M/C Venture Partners in 2009. Her prior experience includes J. P. Morgan Securities, where she served in Syndicated and Leveraged Finance as an Analyst in Telecom, Media and Technology; Goldman, Sachs & Co., where she was an Analyst in the Merchant Banking Division, focused primarily on media and education investments; and Corporate Development for Metro Goldwyn Mayer, where she focused on digital media.
Lydia is a 2009 graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business where she received her MBA. She earned a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Smith College with a double major in Economics and Government, and is a graduate of the General Course, Economics and Government, at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Ms. Jett is actively involved with the Aspen Institute and the Stanford Graduate School of Business Women’s Initiative Network (WIN), an organization dedicated to supporting women in business.
About M/C Venture Partners
M/C Venture Partners is a venture capital firm focused exclusively on the communications, media, and information technology sectors. The firm has invested over $1.5 billion into nearly 100 companies in those sectors. Companies M/C has backed include Attenda, Corelink, Fusepoint, ICG Communications, Legendary Pictures, Lightower, MetroPCS, NuVox, Open Mobile, Public Mobile, Seven Networks and Zayo Group. The firm has strong institutional backing from the nation’s leading pension funds and endowments as well as a long track record of success. M/C Venture Partners has offices in Boston, San Francisco and London. For more information, visit www.mcventurepartners.com.