Will StewartChairman, Board of Directors
Will started his high-tech career at NEC Headquarters in Tokyo and was involved with the global corporate planning of NEC’s market expansion and systems integration globally.
Following NEC, Will established in 1989 Asia Pacific Ventures (APV), an international business development and venture capital firm specialized in early stage technology cross border investing and business development. APV has invested and assisted over (300) early stage technology companies in the U.S., Japan, Asia, and Europe. APV has secured over $3B in additional growth capital, equity, debt, licensing, and joint venture investment over the past 28 years. Will Stewart, Founder/CEO has established and co-managed five early stage venture capital funds and two venture debt funds.
Prior to establishing Rogers Venture Partners, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, Will was the Co-Founder and CEO of Mezzanine Capital Partners. MCP specializes in providing debt and equity financing to venture backed IT companies.
Will is a Venture Partner at Rogers Venture Partners (RVP), Toronto, Canada and CSV Capital Partners in Shanghai, China. Will has a BA in Economics from St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH and MBA in Finance from Suffolk University, Boston, MA
In addition, Will Stewart/APV is currently an investor and Chairman of the Board of Xpansiv, as well an investor and Board advisor to zesty.ai, Relola, Turn Technologies, Sustainability Partners, Qnext GeoCosmos, SMJ, Archive Auto, NXM Labs, and The Elefante Group. In addition, Will Stewart is an investor and board member of Avalanche Technology and PokitDok.