Over the course of his career as a financial executive, Stewart Strawbridge has established himself as a leader in the investments sector. Stewart Strawbridge is a managing member of a family office, where he allocates considerable capital to private equity funds.
In the world of private equity, the venture capital fund represents one of the most common organizational structures. In general, venture capital funds operate by purchasing minority stakes in startup companies, most of which conduct business in high-growth sectors such as health care technology and consumer technology. Unlike private equity firms, which make their investments based on cash flow considerations, venture capital funds identify companies with raw technical talent and help them commercialize their technologies.
Venture capital funds may also invest in late-stage companies, which have typically proven their feasibility and require additional funding to scale their operations. In addition to teaching portfolio companies how to expand operations such as finance and marketing, venture capital funds connect companies with top technical and managerial talent.
Stewart Strawbridge rode The Bruce to victory in the 111th running of the Maryland Hunt Cup in 2007