Will Stewart has been an investor and Board Director at Avalanche since 2006. Will started his high-tech career at NEC Corporation Headquarters in Tokyo in 1983 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 (400) early stage technology companies in the U.S., Japan, Asia, and Europe. APV has secured over $5B in additional growth capital, equity, debt, licensing, public offering, and joint venture investment over the past 29 years. Will Stewart, Founder/CEO has co-established and co- managed five early stage venture capital funds and two venture debt funds.
Prior to co-establishing Rogers Venture Partners, a Silicon Valley corporate venture capital firm, Will was the Co- Founder and CEO of Mezzanine Capital Partners (MCP). MCP specialized in providing venture 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 early stage investor and Executive Chairman of the Board of Xpansiv, as well an early stage investor and Board advisor to Traitware, BrackIT, Hungry Planet, SMJ, Archive Auto, zesty.ai, Relola, TurnTechnologies, Sustainability Partners, Qnext, NXM Labs, and The Elefante Group.