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 Team
Leadership

MAGGIE SPRENGER
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PETER ACKERSON
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CO-FOUNDER & GENERAL PARTNER

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CO-FOUNDER & GENERAL PARTNER

Maggie has over fifteen years of experience as an investor in early and growth stage companies and is a recognized expert on emerging technologies and global security policy. Prior to co-founding Audere, Maggie was an Investment Principal at Rose Park Advisors, a multi-billion dollar investment firm with a public and private strategy, founded by HBS Prof. Clay Christensen, based on his pioneering work on Disruptive Innovation Theory. Prior to Rose Park, Maggie was a co-founder and General Partner of GCVC, an early-stage venture capital fund investing into the intersection of deep technology in AI/ML, robotics, computational data, and commercial innovation. GCVC was top 10% in DPI for its vintage and included an early exit in Bear Flag Robotics. Maggie is a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute at George Mason University. In 2022 she was appointed to be a Presidential Leadership Scholar, and also sits on the Board of Directors of the Afghanistan World Foundation. She is a Mentor at Endless Frontier Labs, where she advises DeepTech seed companies, and is a Kaufman Fellow in class 26. Maggie holds an MBA from Wharton, where she studied abroad in the UAE and in South Africa and conducted primary research in Pakistan on the impact of China's Belt and Road Initiative. She holds a BA from UC Santa Barbara in Political Science and Environmental Studies.

Peter has over twenty years of experience as an investor and entrepreneur across early and growth stage companies, including multiple technology Unicorns. Prior to co-founding Audere, Peter was a General Partner at Fin Capital, a global fintech investment firm which grew from $40M to over $1.2 billion in AUM, including over 120 portfolio companies and 13 unicorns. At Fin he served on the boards of Maxwell, Pipe, Ternary, Teampay, and Samcart. Fin was top performer for its vintage and included successful exits in SoFi and Power. Prior to Fin, Peter was CFO and Partner at Symphony AI, a $1 billion investment platform focused on artificial intelligence applications, where he held investing, operating, and board member roles in multiple AI technology companies and was the founding CFO and first board member at ConcertAI, a $3 billion data and AI platform for clinical cancer solutions. Peter previously worked with McKinsey & Co’s Venture SaaS practice; at Wells Fargo’s Technology Equity Research group (including working on the Facebook, Workday, ServiceNow, and Marin Software IPOs) and at BAML’s Technology Investment Banking Group. He is a Kaufman Fellow in class 26. Peter holds an MBA from UVA, where he studied abroad in Mexico City and Shanghai, was a Locke Ogens Scholar, and was elected to the Raven Society. He holds a BBA from William& Mary with dual concentrations in Finance and English.

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VENTURE PARTNER

DR. BRIGHAM HYDE

Maggie has over fifteen years of experience as an investor in early and growth stage companies and is a recognized expert on emerging technologies and global security policy. Prior to co-founding Audere, Maggie was an Investment Principal at Rose Park Advisors, a multi-billion dollar investment firm with a public and private strategy, founded by HBS Prof. Clay Christensen, based on his pioneering work on Disruptive Innovation Theory. Prior to Rose Park, Maggie was a co-founder and General Partner of GCVC, an early-stage venture capital fund investing into the intersection of deep technology in AI/ML, robotics, computational data, and commercial innovation. GCVC was top 10% in DPI for its vintage and included an early exit in Bear Flag Robotics. Maggie is a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute at George Mason University. In 2022 she was appointed to be a Presidential Leadership Scholar, and also sits on the Board of Directors of the Afghanistan World Foundation. She is a Mentor at Endless Frontier Labs, where she advises DeepTech seed companies, and is a Kaufman Fellow in class 26. Maggie holds an MBA from Wharton, where she studied abroad in the UAE and in South Africa and conducted primary research in Pakistan on the impact of China's Belt and Road Initiative. She holds a BA from UC Santa Barbara in Political Science and Environmental Studies.

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EVAN LOOMIS
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VENTURE PARTNER

Co-founder of ICON, a $1.8B 3D printing / advanced materials company Founding Partner of Saturn Five, a technology investor and incubator Founder of TreeHouse Member of the Council on Foreign Relations

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IAN EISHEN

VENTURE PARTNER

Director at Aalyria, an advanced wireless comms network for connectivity across land, sea, air, and space ​​ Department of Defense AI Workforce Subcommittee Presidential Leadership Scholar Director of Emerging Technology and Innovation Policy, US Air Force

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JENNIFER MITRENGA

VENTURE PARTNER

COO of HQ Digital a $1B+ AUM wealth management platform​​ Founding team at Figure Technologies, a $3B blockchain company 10 years with Goldman Sachs

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Proven reputation for adding value through
operating expertise and network access.

“Maggie's ability to meet founders where they are, while guiding them to where they are going, is exceptional. It is no wonder Maggie is a favorite investor among her founders and is able to get into premier deals.”

—  ROBOTICS PORTFOLIO COMPANY CEO

“Peter really took the time to understand our business and he has offered great advice on how to grow and scale with both an operator and venture capital point of view."

—  E-COMMERCE PORTFOLIO COMPANY CEO

“Maggie singlehandedly saved our Seed round and was the investor that made our Series A possible. I’m really grateful to have you in my life and look forward to continue this growing relationship.”

—  EMBEDDED FINANCE PORTFOLIO COMPANY CEO

“Peter is a standout investor and board member, whose operating experience, judgment, and empathy are extremely valuable. He is very actively engaged and provides a broad network, strong introductions, and actionable insights.”

—  FINTECH PORTFOLIO COMPANY CEO

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