Spencer Punter (DCVC, Axway Appcelerator, SnapLogic) has over two decades of experience in Silicon Valley. Starting as an investment banker, Punter moved on to become a venture capitalist, an entrepreneur, a manager of a venture capital fund of funds, and eventually a CFO/COO of venture-backed enterprise SaaS companies. In this episode of Ventured Growth with Hercules Capital, Punter joins Catherine Jhung to discuss his work with DCVC, how to stay focused and find leverage for your company, finding a competitive edge through athletics, and much more.
Setbacks and career changes. How Spencer transitioned from an investment banker, to venture capital, to CFO. Time management and finding leverage as a CFO. Prioritizing tasks and projects. Physical fitness and running. What Spencer learned from running one hundred miles. Balancing career goals with personal goals and family life, and other topics.
Spencer Punter has over two decades of experience in Silicon Valley, starting as an investment banker and then becoming a venture capitalist, an entrepreneur, a manager of a venture capital fund of funds, and eventually a CFO/COO of venture-backed enterprise SaaS companies. He is the COO and CFO of DCVC, a venture capital group backing entrepreneurs who apply Deep Tech to tackle previously unsolvable global-scale problems. Spencer has extensive operating experience having served in a variety of roles including CEO, COO and CFO at four venture-backed start-ups. Spencer received an SB with honors in Physical Sciences from Harvard University.
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