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Ben Spero

Managing Director

Ben joined the firm in 2001 and is a Managing Director. His areas of investment focus include Internet, software and information services. Prior to joining Spectrum, Ben worked at Bain & Company and co-founded TouchPak, Inc. He is Board Chair at Destination: Home, a public private partnership to end homelessness in Santa Clara County and is a Board member at Children’s Day School. Ben holds an AB, magna cum laude, from Duke University.

Representative Investments

Acquired by EDR
NYSE: GRUB
Acquired by Jack Henry
Acquired by Davis + Henderson
Acquired by Bankrate
NASDAQ: SVMK

News

Headspace Announces Fundraising Round, Raising $93 Million to Accelerate Evolution to Global Health and Happiness Platform

Spectrum Equity participated in the funding to support Headspace’s direct-to-consumer business, B2B segment and Headspace Health growth initiatives.

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The Knot Worldwide Acquires UK-Based Hitched.co.uk

In addition to Hitched, TKWW has acquired the digital assets of You & Your Wedding, further expanding the company’s UK and international presence in the wedding industry.

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Animoto Adds Vice President of Experience Design and Vice President of Finance

Kristen Connor joins as Vice President of Experience Design and Vivian Sakovich as Vice President of Finance. Their experiences and skillset bring a fresh perspective to the Animoto leadership team.

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Starbucks Offers Headspace Subscriptions to Improve Employee Mental Health

Starbucks is offering employees free subscriptions to Headspace as part of a push to improve the mental health of its workforce.

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