On deals and dealmakers. : On the eve of Lyft’s IPO, Twitter lit up with investors lamenting their failure to invest during the early days of the ride-hailing company. Pear VC’s Pejman Nozad tweeted: “The night before the IPO of a company that you passed on to seed, is the night you become a man! 😂First Facebook and now Lyft for me.” Upfront Ventures’ Mark Suster followed up on March 30 with: “That time 10 years ago @rajatsuri told me I had to check out ZimRide (aka @lyft). I did.