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Lightyear is a company that develops a web application platform for businesses to buy network infrastructure. It finds, compares, and purchases business IT infrastructure online without them needing to call a provider. The platform aims to help companies organize and monitor network inventory and services spend, automating renewal cycle processing for enterprises.
HQAlbany, NY, US

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2021)23(+5%)
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Key People/Management at Lightyear

Ryan Schrack

Ryan Schrack

Co-Founder, CTO
Dennis Thankachan

Dennis Thankachan

Co-Founder, CEO
Ronald Abisi

Ronald Abisi

Chief Revenue Officer
Rob Rodier

Rob Rodier

VP of Sales
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Lightyear Office Locations

Lightyear has an office in Albany
Albany, NY, US (HQ)
90 State St #700
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Lightyear Financials and Metrics

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Lightyear total Funding

$16.8 m

Lightyear latest funding size

$13.1 m

Time since last funding

2 months ago

Lightyear investors

Lightyear's latest funding round in July 2021 was reported to be $13.1 m. In total, Lightyear has raised $16.8 m
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Lightyear News and Updates

Made in Emerging Europe: Nordeus, Recart, Lightyear, Nordigen

Emerging Europe’s start-up scene is thriving: new money is pouring into the market all the time. To keep you up to date with the latest investments, innovations, movers and shakers, each Monday Emerging Europe brings you a handy round-up of the region’s start-ups which closed financing rounds over t…

Lightyear, a stock trading app created by early Wise employees, lands €1.2 million

London- and Tallinn-based Lightyear, a new commission-free investment platform created by the early minds of Wise (previously Transferwise), has landed around €1.2 million pre-seed funding. The round was led by Taavet Hinrikus (co-founder of Wise) and Sten Tamkivi, (co-founder of Teleport), as well …

London/Tallinn-based commission-free investment platform Lightyear raises $1.5 million in pre-seed funding

Split between London and Tallinn, Europe’s first commission-free investment platform Lightyear has raised £1.5 million in pre-seed funding led by Taavet Hinrikus, co-founder of Wise and Sten Tamkivi, co-founder of Teleport as the duo’s first portfolio investment, along with Jaan Tallinn, co-founder …

Lightyear is a new stock trading app from early Wise employees

Meet Lightyear, a new London-based startup coming out of stealth today. The company is building a stock trading app with a focus on creating a truly commission-free app. In addition to waving account fees and trading fees, Lightyear doesn’t charge foreign exchange fees either — up to a certain point…

Snoop Dogg Dressed Up As Buzz Lightyear And Sparked A ‘Photoshop Battle’

The rapper's "Toy Story" costume went viral on Reddit.

Electric and solar: How Dutch carmaker Lightyear wants to solve range anxiety

Editor’s note: This is a sponsored article, which means it is independently written by our editorial team but financially supported by another organisation, in this case, If you would like to learn more about sponsored posts on, read this and contact us if you are interested in …
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Lightyear Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Lightyear founded?

    Lightyear was founded in 2019.

  • Who are Lightyear key executives?

    Lightyear's key executives are Ryan Schrack, Dennis Thankachan and Ronald Abisi.

  • How many employees does Lightyear have?

    Lightyear has 23 employees.

  • Who are Lightyear competitors?

    Competitors of Lightyear include EnTribe, DevRev and Case Status.

  • Where is Lightyear headquarters?

    Lightyear headquarters is located at 90 State St #700, Albany.

  • Where are Lightyear offices?

    Lightyear has an office in Albany.

  • How many offices does Lightyear have?

    Lightyear has 1 office.