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Stuart Peterson

San Francisco, CA, USA

President & General Partner

Artis Ventures

Stuart Peterson


Stuart Peterson is Founder, President and General Partner at venture capital firm, Artis Ventures.

In 2001 Stuart Peterson founded Artis Ventures, a San Francisco based Venture Capital firm. As a technology investor, Stuart led the development of private venture technology and life science investing. He now holds the title of President and General Partner of Artis Ventures.

Stuart has invested over $465 million in private companies such as Youtube, Netflix and StemCentx. In 2017, due to his achievements and investments with Artis Ventures, he was recognised as a Forbes Midas List honouree, New York Times/CB Insights Top 100 Honouree and TechCrunch VC of the Year Finalist.

Stuart currently serves on the Board of Directors at IDbyDNA, TAE LifeSciences, Zenrez, and Locus BioSciences. Additionally, Stuart Peterson performs as a Board Advisor for tech company, Cohesity, the clinical support software company, Fabric Genomics and Excision BioTherapeutics, a firm using gene editing science to create treatments for deadly diseases such as HIV. Philanthropically, he is a Trustee for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where he is actively engaged in the Human Needs Project.

Prior to his career, Stuart Peterson achieved a BA in Economics for the University of California and an MBA in Analytic Finance from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.

Stuart Peterson’s Newsfeed

Artis Labs leads Series A funding round in fintech startup Crediwatch

Artis general partner Stuart Peterson said the firm was confident in its investment because of Crediwatch’s commitment to addressing the gaps in the digital lending space, adding that the firm was positioned to leverage the failure of conventional credit rating and underwriting methods through their technology. Crediwatch, which was founded in 2013, is a data insights-as-a-service company that provides businesses and lenders with credit intelligence that allows them to increase and improve their trading activity. It provides its solutions for financial institutions, enterprises as well as legal and private equity firms, according to its website.

Early YouTube investor talks about what he's backing now at Artis Ventures

Stuart Peterson and the small team at Artis Ventures have parlayed success as early investors in YouTube into backing startups in the storage, consumer tech and health sectors. While Artis invests money it raises from limited partners, Peterson and the other partners at the firm are its biggest investors. In addition to YouTube, Artis' investments include Palantir Technologies, Data Domain, Practice Fusion, Silver Spring Networks, Nimble Storage and Aruba Networks.

Stuart Peterson’s Background

President & General Partner
2001 - Present
San Francisco, CA, USA
Founded in 2002, Artis Ventures is a dedicated Tech Bio VC company that has driven early-stage investments in companies such as YouTube and Stemcentrx, a company aimed at curing cancer.

Other Business Interests

Board of Directors
San Francisco, CA, USA
IDbyDNA is a biotechnology company aimed at creating the standards for the understanding and identification of microorganisms and the role they play in human health.
Board of Directors
San Francisco, CA, USA
Founded in 2017, TAE Life Sciences is developing new technologies for target oncology treatments.
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Nov 2007 - Present
San Francisco, CA, USA
The SFMOMA was founded in 1935 as the first museum on the West Coast dedicated to modern and contemporary art. The museum exhibits the most innovative and challenging art created by both established and less established artists.

Stuart Peterson’s Education

M.B.A. in Analytic Finance