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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 Leadership Transition

Current COO Cece Morken has been appointed to CEO effective January 2021. Current CEO & co-founder Rich Pierson and co-founder Andy Puddicombe will transition to Co-Executive Chairmen of the Board.

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Lucid Launches Virtual Whiteboard Application Lucidspark, Extending its Visual Collaboration Suite

Lucid expands its visual collaboration suite with the release of Lucidspark, a cloud-based virtual whiteboard where teams can work together in real time to ideate, create and act.

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Lucid Named To The 2020 Forbes Cloud 100

The list is the definitive ranking of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, published by Forbes in partnership with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures.

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The Hidden Links Between Mindfulness And Happier Employees

Headspace President and COO CeCe Morken talks with Forbes about meditation and mindfulness in the workplace.

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