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Spencer Maughn evokeAG Studio Podcast

Spencer Maughan is a co-founder and partner at Finistere Ventures. Spencer heads the Silicon Valley office based in Palo Alto, California.

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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 over $2b under management. Spencer has been a company founder and entrepreneur.

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