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Jim Stewart

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Jim Stewart is the Chief Operating Officer at True Ventures, a venture capital firm with an astonishing record of investing in the best companies like Peleton, Fitbit, Ring, Automattic, and more.

Jim initially joined True Ventures as CFO in 2012 and now leads all operations as the firm's COO. He brings substantial operational and financial experience to venture-backed tech and biotech companies. Jim has held numerous operating and CFO positions, leading four companies through their IPO processes. When he is not focused on operations, he's doing all sorts of high-octane activities like racing his Yamaha R6 motorcycle.

November 29, 2021

True Ventures COO, Jim Stewart, on Taking Four Companies Public, Venture Capital Firm Operations, Keeping a Cool Head, and Export Controls

True Ventures Chief Operating Officer, Jim Stewart, joins us to discuss what it's like to take four companies public, what goes into the operations to run a venture capital firm, how to take calculated risks, and what to do when you realize that you've just violated US government export controls when you're doing an IPO roadshow (don't panic). True Ventures is a venture capital firm with an astonishing track record of investing in the best companies like Peleton, Fitbit, Ring, Duo Security, Automattic, and Sweetgreen, which just went public on the New York Stock Exchange. Jim initially joined True Ventures as CFO in 2012 and now leads all operations as the firm's COO. He brings substantial operational and financial experience to venture-backed tech and biotech companies. Jim has held numerous operating and CFO positions, leading four companies through their IPO processes. When he is not focused on operations, he's doing all sorts of high-octane activities like racing his Yamaha R6 motorcycle. Ben Horowitz's Book, The Hard Thing About Hard Things - https://www.amazon.com/Hard-Thing-About-Things-Building/dp/0062273205 True Ventures - https://trueventures.com Jim Stewart - https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-stewart-b1b10320/ Episode Webpage - https://betweentwocoos.com/jim-stewart-true-ventures-coo Episode Transcript - https://betweentwocoos.com/jim-stewart-true-ventures-coo /#transcript Michael Koenig - https://linkedin.com/in/mkoenig514