Spero Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Rob Veres Shripriya Mahesh

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Total investments 33
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$9M
Portfolio companies 23
Rounds per year 8.25
Lead investments 7
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.30
Exits 1
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet
  • Software
  • Education
  • Machine Learning
Summary

In 2018 was created Spero Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The company was established in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Redwood City.

The real fund results show that this VC is 7 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The top activity for fund was in 2019. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Education, Robotics. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Skillshare, Core, Gencove. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5 partakers. Despite the Spero Ventures, startups are often financed by Omidyar Network, Union Square Ventures, UP2398. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are UP2398, BootstrapLabs, Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by UP2398, National Institutes of Health, Millennium Technology Value Partners.

The fund was created by Rob Veres, Shripriya Mahesh. The overall number of key employees were 4.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

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Human Resources
Recruiting
Software
$8M10 Mar 2022 -

Huckleberry Labs

Artificial Intelligence
Baby
Family
Parenting
Personal Health
Wellness
$12M04 Nov 2021 Irvine, California, United States

Gencove

Biotechnology
Genetics
Innovation Management
$10M26 Oct 2021 New York, New York, United States

BIOMILQ

AgTech
Biotechnology
Food and Beverage
$21M20 Oct 2021 Durham, North Carolina, United States

AllHere Education

Artificial Intelligence
Education
Internet
$8M09 Jun 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Nana Academy

Artificial Intelligence
Education
Home Services
Internet
Machine Learning
Marketplace
Smart Home
Vocational Education
$17M25 May 2021 Oakland, California, United States

Tortuga AgTech

Agriculture
AgTech
Artificial Intelligence
Farming
Machine Learning
$20M08 Apr 2021 Denver, Colorado, United States

Consumer Goods
Video Streaming
$3M16 Feb 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States

Brainsgate

Consulting
Health Care
Internet
Medical Device
Therapeutics
$14M06 Dec 2020 Israel, North District, Israel
News
Live video shopping startup Talkshoplive brings in another $6M

– Talkshoplive, a live video host, raised $6m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Raine Ventures and joined by Spero Ventures.
– The company plans to scale its product management and technical teams.
– It also plans to double-down on category verticals.

AllHere Raises $8M in Series A Funding

– AllHere, a Boston MA-based company which specializes in providing K-12 districts with technology solutions for student outcomes, raised $8M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Spero Ventures with participation from Rethink Education, Gratitude Railroad, Potencia Ventures, and Boston Impact Initiative, as well as new investors Softbank’s Opportunity Fund, Operator Collective, and Yard Ventures.
– The investment round will be used to grow the capabilities of AllHere’s conversational artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, expand operations and business reach.

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