Founder & Managing Partner, Adventure Capital, Australia
Stuart B Richardson is the Founder and Managing Partner at Adventure Capital, an Australian early-stage technology venture capital firm. Adventure Capital is an active, hands-on investor who has the privilege of working with Australia’s talented entrepreneurs and seeing them successful in global markets.
Architect of an entrepreneurial ecosystem and open innovation platform bringing together Fortune1000 / ASX200 corporations, leading academic and most importantly startups, upstarts and entrepreneurial communities. More recently Stuart’s focus has been channeled into the curation of innovation precincts as a catalyst to outsized economic development.
Co-founder of York Butter Factory, Startup Australia (a not-for-profit delivering Startup Weekend and other signature events across Australia), and ProptTech market leader EQUiEM.
Founding investor of breakout audio media technology Omny (121cast), leading FinTech’s Clover.com.au and PayActiv (AU), electric motor technology – Axiflux, hospitality supply chain business, Pantree.co and safety management platform, Donesafe.
A former RAAF Officer, Stuart is a Graduate of the highly 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 and was recognised #20 in the Business Insider Tech100 in 2016.
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 associated operations.