Spero Ventures

How We Invest

  • 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 fund opportunities that we believe can become billion-dollar businesses.
  • We are tech investors: We invest in software or software-enabled hardware.
  • We invest primarily in late seed or series A startups. We prefer to lead or co-lead a $4-$8M round.  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.
  • Regarding stage of life: We want to see early indicators of product-market fit before we invest.
  • We invest in people who have a unique point of view about the world and the problem they aim to solve. 

The founding team of Spero Ventures in the construction zone of our new office. Clockwise from top middle: Rob Veres, Christina Li, Shripriya Mahesh, Ha Nguyen, Sara Eshelman

How We Work with You

  • We are deeply committed, and engage as much as founders want us to.
  • 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 other founders, advisors and domain experts.
  • We build community by bringing founders and leaders together through our CEO Summits, Product Leader Summits, founder breakfasts, workshops and other 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.

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