In the episode The Investor Instinct, RJ Lumba talks with Ben Spero, Managing Director at Spectrum Equity, a leading growth equity firm that specializes in partnering with internet-based software and information services companies.
Spectrum was started in 1994, and recently closed its tenth fund with $2 billion. The firm has an exceptional track record partnering with founders of high growth, bootstrapped companies as their first institutional investment partner.
Ben joined Spectrum in 2001 and is co-head of the firm, leading their San Francisco office. Some of the investments he’s led for Spectrum include Grubhub, SurveyMonkey, Lucid Software, iPay Technologies, The Knot Worldwide, AllTrails, and Headspace. We chat with Ben about how the firm and growth equity have evolved during his long tenure at Spectrum and some of the investment areas he’s most excited about.
Listen to the episode here.