Spero Foods (S18)

dairy reinvented from plants

Marketing Manager


Oakland, CA
Job Type
1+ years
About Spero Foods

People want plant-based dairy. But, today, plant-based dairy is prohibitively expensive due to the use of nuts as the primary ingredient.

I created Spero (sperofoods.co) because I wanted everyone to be able to eat clean dairy alternatives that actually taste good. So, I leveraged my background in engineering, chemistry, and art to develop Spero's patent-pending formulations and brand.

At Spero, we make dairy from seeds.

Why seeds? Almonds/cashews (nuts), which comprise the majority of the dairy alternatives industry today, will never create cost comparable products with dairy because they are too expensive and they're hard to scale. They take too much time, space, water, and human labor. Seeds are 7-8x less expensive and grow 50-70x faster than nuts.

Spero owns exclusive rights to the technology needed to transform seeds into dairy alternatives. Not only does our pending-patent cover novel processing techniques for cheeses, but it’s comprehensive for all dairy alternatives, including milk, creamers, yogurt, and even eggs.

By using truly scalable ingredients and cutting-edge technology, Spero will be the first company to make plant-based dairy cheaper than traditional dairy products. Spero will be the first company to make dairy alternatives mainstream.

Recent Press: IAB’s Most Disruptive Brands in the U.S. Forbes Under 30 Most Innovative Startups TED Women Food Trends Winter Fancy Food Show Standout Startup

About the role

Spero was created to give everyone access to clean dairy alternatives that actually taste good. At Spero, we're creating the first mainstream, affordable dairy alternatives. Our first products are our patent-pending cream cheeses, made from organic sunflower seeds. Why sunflower seeds? They save water, land and air! Switching to sunflower over a nut or dairy cream cheese saves ~ 400 showers, 20,000 miles driven, and 1 earth! (per year). Our cheeses are made from real, superfood ingredients, with 5g protein and probiotic cultures. They're free from gums, additives, and the top-8 allergens, so no nuts, soy, dairy, peanuts, etc.

Just this past year, Spero has been:
-TED Women featured
-Forbes Under 30 Most Innovative
-YCombinator (2018)

In-Store Demo Program (logistics, staffing, training) Marketing and Advertising Efforts (Digital, Print, In-Store) SEO Social Media Research & Management**

College Degree or Extensive Relevant Experience You understand branding, marketing, and know all the tools of the trade You can easily generate a plethora of original ideas You have a track record of proven results in your field You are an expert in PhotoShop, Digital Ads, Print, Product Design, understand PR, etc. You're ready to redefine a category with novel branding/marketing efforts You are hungry to work hard and make a positive impact on the world You're aligned with our mission :)

Takes pride in your work Is results-oriented and an incredible executor Is adaptable. Detail-oriented. Is scrappy. Has grit. Is obsessed with quality & innovation Wants to learn and grow

Amazing health & dental insurance Free coffee, tea, snacks Autonomy, growth, impact Opportunity to make a positive impact on the world-- the environment, people’s health, animals’ lives

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