Meet the team

We are a purpose-driven team focused on products that move people. We spend a lot of time thinking about the impact of products on people’s lives — now and in the future.

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Shripriya Mahesh

General Partner

We built Spero Ventures around a single idea: Everyone deserves the opportunity to live a good life, and technology should help further that goal.

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Andrew Parker

General Partner

I’m drawn to entrepreneurs who are makers— who are hands-on building the product in the early days.

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Sara Eshelman

Principal

Technology should be solving real problems – for people and the planet. We’re starting with problems first and seeking out incredible founders working on them.

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Marc Tarpenning

Venture Partner

I became an investor to help entrepreneurs bring about radical change.

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Jonathan Kroll

Investor

I would love to see a future that’s more equitable for everyone, and where opportunity is on everyone’s doorstep.

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Stephen Wemple

Investor

I want to work with companies that make the world healthier, people more optimistic and society more productive.

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Brandon Walker

Investor

I’m on a hunt for innovations that make me question today’s reality.

Pierre Omidyar

Limited Partner

Pierre Omidyar is an entrepreneur and philanthropist best known as the founder of eBay, an online platform created in 1995 that today enables more than 150 million buyers and sellers to connect and prosper over shared interests.

Driven by the idea that change is possible given the right combination of insight, innovation, talent, and timing, Pierre continues to build a diverse portfolio of philanthropic and commercial projects. Spanning a variety of categories and addressing some of the world’s most complex issues, each of Pierre’s ventures is fueled by his endless curiosity, faith in humankind, and passion for challenging the status quo.

Pierre earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Tufts University. Born in Paris, France, he moved to the U.S. during grade school and today lives in Honolulu, Hawaii with his wife Pam and their three children.