Spero Ventures

What We Invest In

  • We are thesis-driven, high-conviction investors. We invest in the things that make life worth living: well-being, work & purpose and human connection.
  • We invest in people who have a unique point of view about the world and the problem they aim to solve. 
  • We fund opportunities that we believe can become billion-dollar businesses.
  • We are tech investors: We invest in software or software-enabled hardware.
  • We prefer to lead or co-lead a $3-$12M round (late seed or Series A).  Our typical check is $2-$3M, and we reserve capital for follow-on.
  • We are drawn to the growth potential and the power of platforms and network effects.
  • We want to see early indicators of product-market fit and customer love before we invest.

Spero team (right to left): Stephen Wemple, Sara Eshelman, Rob Veres, Marc Tarpenning, Shripriya Mahesh, Ha Nguyen, Jonathan Kroll, Krista Gambrel

How We Work with You

  • We have the conviction to lead and price your round.
  • We participate in follow-on funding & are operationally supportive through multiple rounds.
  • Our concentrated portfolio approach allows us to engage deeply with our founders.
  • We know some ideas take time to catch on, so we offer patient capital.
  • We help companies scale to serve billions of customers. We’ve done this as operators and founders, and as advisors and board members.
  • We connect our companies to a network of founders, advisors, coaches, domain experts, corporates and executive talent.
  • We build community by bringing founders and leaders together through our CEO Summits, Product Leader Summits, founder breakfasts, workshops and thought leadership events.
  • We run design sprints with our companies to help validate solutions faster and accelerate learning.
  • We offer expert-led workshops across brand/storytelling, sales/go-to-market, consumer growth, and fundraising.
  • We help founders raise their next round of capital by facilitating investor introductions.

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