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Top 8 Lessons from the Best CEOs in Tech

Key takeaways from our Spero Ventures CEO Summit

Andre Haddad, Marc Tarpenning, Leonard Speiser, Matt Cooper, Christa Quarles, Jeff Jordan

“We’re optimistic for the role of tech in building a better world.” — Shripriya Mahesh, Partner, Spero Ventures

“Be really clear on how you’ll make the call. Then make the call.” — Christa Quarles, CEO, OpenTable

“You can’t polish a turd. There are just certain businesses that have good bones, and when you find it, you’ll know it.” — Matt Cooper, CEO, Skillshare

“Like a snake shedding its skin, you have to break in order to grow.” — Christa Quarles, CEO, OpenTable

“Your job is to surround yourself with the right people so it’s never lonely [at the top] and you’ve always got the backup you need.” — Matt Cooper, CEO, Skillshare



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Ha Nguyen

Ha is currently a Partner at Spero Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm investing in the things that make life worth living.