Lightship is the premier provider of enterprise level, direct-to-patient clinical research solutions.

Lightship is the virtual-first provider perfecting the way clinical trials get done.

Lightship was co-founded in 2018 by Samantha Eells, Brian Lovett, and Alon Krashinsky. The company is headquartered in El Segundo, California.


Lightship brings operational excellence to running decentralized clinical trials at scale. Its end-to-end delivery model, diversity of skill sets, and in-house care team ensure sponsor success and the best possible patient experience.


Lightship utilizes modern technology and an integrated digital platform that allows patients to seamlessly engage with doctors, coordinators, and nurses at all phases of the study.


Lightship is backed by McKesson Ventures, Define Ventures, Brook Byers, Khosla Ventures, Marc Benioff’s TIME Ventures, and others. The company raised $40M in Series C round on Oct 06, 2021. This brings Lightship's total funding to $60M to date.



  • Year founded: 2018
  • Funding Info: $60M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series C)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: El Segundo
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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