Founder of Australian early-stage technology venture capital firm, Adventure Capital, whose amazing team has the privilege to work with Australia's talented entrepreneurs by providing equity, debt, and real-world experience to accelerate growth, and enable them realise their potential - globally.
Architect of an entrepreneurial ecosystem and open innovation platform bringing together Fortune1000 / ASX200 corporations, leading academic and most importantly startups, upstarts and entrepreneurial communities. Co-founder of YBF Ventures (York Butter Factory), globally leading property technology and services business, EQUiEM, and Hoist which creates and curates high-impact innovation precincts.
Founding investor of breakout audio media technology OmnyStudio, leading FinTech's Clover.com.au and PayActiv (AU), revolutionary electric motor technology, Axiflux, and leading safety management platform, Donesafe.
Advisor, Board Member and Mentor to numerous entrepreneurs intent on changing the world and their early-stage technology businesses.
Graduate of the distinguished Stanford Executive Program (SEP'09), Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA'99), and holds Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (UNSW), Master of Management/Engineering Science (UNSW), and completed Executive MBA studies with MGSM. Stuart became a Fellow of the University of Melbourne in 2015, was recognised #20 in the Business Insider Tech100 in 2016, and is privileged to inspire the next generation as one of the 2017 Van Heusen Mentors.
Prior to founding Adventure Capital, Stuart worked extensively across the Defence and Intelligence industry leading the development, delivery of high-stakes and complex projects and capability, and the associated operations.
'The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.' - Marcus Aurelius