Founder and Managing Partner of Adventure Capital, Australia’s leading early-stage technology venture capital investment firm whose portfolio contains World, Asia and Australian leading companies. He is the architect of the supercharged ecosystem around Adventure Capital which provides enhanced global pathways to the best and brightest Aussie entrepreneurs, and included the establishment of angel network Aurelius Digital, the iconic curated co-working space, York Butter Factory, delivery of the Kauffman Foundation's Startup Weekend and other signature events across Australia via Startup Australia, a not-for-profit entity focussed on advancing innovation and entrepreneurship.
Stuart is an experienced Executive and Entrepreneur with deep experience in creating, leading and guiding companies through periods of rapid growth and significant transformation leveraging technological and organisational change and has operated across both advanced and emerging economies of Australia, Asia, Middle East and US.
Prior to founding Adventure Capital, Stuart was an Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force and founder of a multi-award winning consulting business delivering high-stakes and complex projects of National significance with Defence and associated organisations. He is a founding investor and board director of revolutionary technology companies Axiflux, 121cast, and Equiem, and is Chairman of Peazie Social Media Group.
Stuart holds a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering, Master of Management and Engineering Science (UNSW), Executive MBA (MGSM), and is a graduate of the distinguished Australian Defence Force Academy and Stanford Executive Program.