Stewart Alsop is a co-founder and partner of Alsop Louie Partners, an early-stage technology venture capital firm founded in 2006 and located in San Francisco. The firm focuses on disruptive and innovative technologies, and has made investments in the areas of cyber security, predictive analytics, education, and entertainment. Some of the companies the firm has led investments in include Twitch (sold to Amazon), Netwitness (sold to EMC), Cleversafe (sold to IBM), Wickr, and Niantic Labs (developer of Pokemon Go).
Stewart started out as a business journalist and commentator, serving as editor at publications such as Inc. Magazine and InfoWorld. He later started his own newsletter, P.C. Letter, as well as two conferences, Agenda and Demo. In 1996, Stewart changed careers to become a venture capitalist, joining New Enterprise Associates (NEA), a top-tier venture capital firm. He was a general partner with NEA until 2005, and led the firm’s investments in companies such as TiVo, Glu Mobile, and Xfire. Stewart wrote the “Alsop On InfoTech” column for Fortune magazine while at NEA, and later served as a member of the board of directors for Sonos, Inc. from 2005 to 2013.