Founding Partner, Spero Ventures
Shripriya Mahesh is a Founding Partner at Spero Ventures. Spero is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in the things that make life worth living, specifically: well-being, work & purpose and human connection. Previously, Shripriya ran global emerging technology investing at Omidyar Network and helped launch First Look Media. Before that, Shripriya spent five years at eBay in multiple roles: VP and head of Global Product Management and Strategy; VP, US Product Marketing and Platform; and VP, Corporate Strategy. She also led product at fintech startup NextCard and worked in manufacturing in India. In the midst of her tech career, Shripriya took a hiatus to study film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she made short films and a collaborative feature featuring James Franco and Jessica Chastain. Shripriya holds an MBA from Harvard; an MFA in Film from New York University; and a BA in Economics from Stella Maris College.