Ben Spero Bio Photo

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
Acquired by Jack Henry
Acquired by Davis + Henderson
Acquired by Bankrate


Lucid Continues International Expansion with APAC Headquarters in Melbourne

The addition of the APAC headquarters in Melbourne follows the company's newly established EMEA headquarters in Amsterdam at the end of 2018.

Read more

Animoto Social Video Trends Report Forecasts Growing Demand for Video Marketing in 2020

Animoto's Social Video Trends: Consumer & Marketer Insights for 2020 report found that in the past 12 months, 96% of marketers have placed ad spend on video marketing on social.

Read more

AncestryHealth: Actionable Health Insights for You and Your Family

AncestryHealth is a long-term commitment to making a difference in preventive health through personalized and actionable insights.

Read more

Former Farmers Insurance CMO Starts New Role As CRO For Ancestry

Mike Linton, former CMO at Farmers Insurance, has joined Ancestry as its Chief Revenue Officer. Mike will be responsible for marketing and product to support further company growth.

Read more