Spencer Maughan

Partner, Silicon Valley


Spencer Maughan is a co-founder and partner at Finistere Ventures. Spencer heads the Silicon Valley office based in Palo Alto, California. Previously Spencer has been an entrepreneur-in-residence at Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers working with the Green Growth Fund on AgTech opportunities. Spencer was also an investor at Venrock, a Venture Capital firm with >$2b under management. Spencer has been a company founder and entrepreneur. Spencer also sits on numerous boards including being a catalyst member of University of Wisconsin’s WARF accelerator program, an Advisory Board member of CSIRO, Australia’s pique science organization, as well as an advisor to the ARENA-sponsored Renewable Energy Venture Capital Fund managed by Southern Cross Venture Partners. Spencer has a BSc and PhD in Genetics from the University of Melbourne where he was a Melbourne Research Scholar with funding from Bayer CropScience. Upon finishing his PhD, Spencer was named a Marie Curie fellow at the University of Cambridge (UK) within the Institute of Biotechnology. Spencer holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business where he was the American Australian Association’s Macquarie Bank Fellow.