Stuart Peterson. Senior Partner and Founder of Artis Ventures.
Stuart Peterson's Bio:
Stuart Peterson's Experience:
Board at CohesityMay 2015 - Present
Cohesity’s mission is to enable companies of all sizes to bring order to their data chaos. Started by Mohit Aron, the pioneer of hyper-convergence, Cohesity takes aim at the inefficient, fractured landscape of secondary storage for backup, development, and analytics by applying a distributed, web-scale architecture to converge these silos of data. Its solution converges these secondary storage workflows into an intelligent data platform so customers can store and protect data seamlessly, use it efficiently, and learn from it instantly. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and is backed by leading venture capital firms including Sequoia Capital, Wing Ventures, ARTIS Ventures, Google Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Accel Partners, Battery Ventures, and Trinity Ventures.
Board Member at Stem CentRx2011 - Present
Stem CentRx is combining scientific talent from the world's leading enterprises and academic labs, a stem cell centric philosophy, and cutting edge technologies to develop novel cancer therapies and diagnostics, with the hope of ultimately curing patients with solid cancer tumors. Stem CentRx was founded in 2008 with the intent of developing life-changing therapies for cancer patients. The company has developed proprietary discovery platforms that yield unprecedented insight into the biology of solid tumors and are being exploited to develop potent new cancer drugs.
Trustee at San Francisco Museum of Modern ArtNovember 2007 - Present
Founded in 1935, SFMOMA was the first museum on the West Coast devoted to modern and contemporary art. From the outset, the museum has championed the most innovative and challenging art of its time, and continues to exhibit and collect work by both modern masters and younger, less-established artists. By embracing the challenge of the new and unexpected, the museum hopes to encourage fresh ways of seeing, thinking, and engaging with the world. The museum strives to continuously expand the range of cultural experiences offered, and to provide as many ways as possible to make the art meaningful and accessible to the community. To that end, the museum's role as a place for learning and inspiration is set to be enhanced through an expanded building, scheduled to open in early 2016, that will showcase an expanded collection and dramatically increase our capacity to serve visitors of all ages.
Partner at ARTIS VenturesJanuary 2001 - Present
Trusted and experienced venture investor looking to partner with consumer Internet and enterprise companies at all stages - seed, early-stage and growth. We are interested in meeting founders and teams with a clarity of purpose and focus, strong track records and original bold ideas that have the power to disrupt an industry, a market and ideally the world. As a partner, we work closely with founders and management teams to help create and grow industry leading companies that provide customers with truly differentiated capabilities and superior value. Supporting companies across multiple areas including customer introductions and acquisition, recruiting, business development, marketing, operational excellence and strategy, company financings and exits. Areas of focus: Consumer Internet and Enterprise IT (including Next Generation Compute, Software, Storage, Infrastructure, Open Source, SaaS, Security, Public/Private Cloud, Virtualization, Mobile and Networking).
Stuart Peterson's Education:
The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business1993 – 1995Master of Business Administration (MBA)Concentration: Analytic Finance
UCLA1986 – 1990Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)Concentration: Economics
Stuart Peterson's Interests & Activities:
Exploring new technologies, art and design, snow skiing, cycling and yoga.