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Founding Advisors

Will Stewart

Venture Capital

Will Stewart is the Managing Director of Mezzanine Capital. Prior to that, he spent six years at Sand Hill Capital, a venture capital firm, where he was responsible for originating and managing the firm’s venture debt and venture equity portfolios. Before joining full-time, Mr. Stewart was also previously a non-executive board member at Sand Hill Capital. Prior to Sand Hill Capital, Mr. Stewart was the founder and President of Asia Pacific Ventures ( and has advised over 300 U.S. venture backed IT start-up companies in the Japan/Asia marketplace, raising more than $2 billion in equity, debt and joint venture financing over the past 15 years. Mr. Stewart was also the founding General Partner of APV Technology Partners I, II and III with over $200 million in early stage venture funding under management. Prior to founding the Asia Pacific Venture companies, Mr. Stewart was a senior executive for NEC in Japan.

Highlights: Managing Director at Mezzanine Capital; Former Founder and President of Asia Pacific Ventures, Former General Partner of APV Technology Partners

Board Experience: Sand Hill Finance, Avalanche-Technology, SoonR, Authentium

Location: San Francisco Bay Area