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Steward Global Capital is a growing collaborative of experienced disruptive tech investors, family offices and social Impact funds committed to originating and driving investments with “Impact at Scale”. We have extensive experience in investing and building companies in the technology and sustainability sectors and now wish to leverage our experience with others who share our values and goals.

Stewardship.
The careful and responsible management of
something entrusted
to one’s care. 

Impact at Scale. Over the past decade, Social Responsibility and Sustainability have gone from “nice to have” to “need to have” for consumers, business partners and government policy setters/ regulators. This is opening markets to disruptors with major innovations at an unprecedented rate. Potential major shifts in market share are driving a rapidly accelerating race between innovators and legacy companies trying to protect their franchises. As investors, investing in companies with the technology enabling this race creates an opportunity for outsized financial and social returns at the same time for those businesses able to scale. This is our focus.

THE COLLABORATORS

JEFF NIXON

JEFF NIXON

Co-Chairman/ Managing Partner

Jeff is an attorney, investment banker, private investor and entrepreneur who formed Interactive Capital Partners in 1997.

Jeff built his career on backing passionate teams with disruptive technologies and business models driving large scale positive change in the Internet, Nanotechnology, Cyber Defense and Sustainable Technology industries.  <more>

ERIK JANSEN

ERIK JANSEN

Co-Chairman/Managing Partner

Co-founder of the venture capital arm of Pequot Capital; $16 billion AUM. Chairman and member of the Investment Committee of Ultra Capital LLC, an innovative investment firm focused on sustainable real asset projects in the growth sectors of energy, water, waste and agriculture.<more>

JEFFREY FELDMAN, PhD

JEFFREY FELDMAN, PhD

Jeff, is the Managing Partner of Primary Succession Capital. He served as the President of Everest Broadband Networks, Managing Director at Bulldog Innovation Group, SVP and General Partner at FirstMark Capital, Director and General Partner at Digital Media Capital, and as an Associate at Canaan Partners.
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JILL WATZ

JILL WATZ

Jill was a Venture Partner at Vulcan Capital from 2008-2014, a Seattle based private wealth management group with over $10B of assets under management where she was responsible for investment strategy, due diligence and portfolio management in the clean technology sector, with specific emphasis on solar, geothermal, nuclear, advanced materials, energy efficiency/smart grid technologies and emerging market distributed electricity generation. <more>

JOE DOBROW

JOE DOBROW

Joe has led the natural foods business as the head of marketing for Whole Foods Market, Sprouts Farmers Market, Fresh Fields and Balducci’s.

He is also the founder of MBArk (www.MBArk.net), which helps to connect business education and the food business through career networking programs for MBA students and executive education programs for industry leaders. <more>

TOM BURTON

TOM BURTON

Tom Founded and Chairs the Energy and Sustainability Practice at the law firm of Mintz, Levin in Boston. Tom’s group serves 250 +clients and has completed more than 400 M&A transactions in this sector totaling over $7 billion, and over 300 venture capital and private equity financings, Clients span markets such as solar and wind, smart grid and energy efficiency, energy storage, water technologies, waste treatment, biofuels, electric vehicles, and green buildings.
DOUG MELLINGER

DOUG MELLINGER

Doug is Managing Director and Head of Marketing at Clarion Private Equity in NYC.  Doug was the founder, CEO and Vice-Chairman of Foundation Source, the nation’s leading provider of outsourced services for private foundations, serving over 1,400 of the wealthiest families in the US, from 2000 until his retirement in 2011.<more>

GLEN FINKEL

GLEN FINKEL

Glen is a clean tech innovator focused on advanced material technologies that deliver profound breakthroughs in sustainability.  He is the co-founder and president of PURETi Group; the global leader in light activated, air pollution reversal; a co-founder of Toledo Solar – an American manufacturer of thin film solar systems; and a co-founder of Omega Water Sciences – “the water refinery” for the 21st Century. <more>

TOM BEUSSE

TOM BEUSSE

Tom has been CEO of a number of leading media companies including F&W enthusiast publications, Westwood One, Time4 Media enthusiast brands. He also was President of Magazine Publishing for Rodale Inc. overseeing such leading brands as Runner’s World, Backpacker, and Men’s Health. <more>

ELLIE MANKO LIBBY

ELLIE MANKO LIBBY

Ellie has a twenty-year long career in the philanthropic world as a senior development professional and entrepreneur raising substantial funds and building strategic partnerships for traditional nonprofits as well as social entrepreneurship ventures. Prior to that Ellie practiced law as a securities and bankruptcy litigator. <more>

FIRST PRINCIPLES

UNIQUE STRATEGY

Build the Force Multiplier in Sustainability

SECTOR FOCUS

ENERGY

  • Solar panels and systems
  • Wind turbines and systems
  • Batteries/Capacitors
  • Thermal systems and materials
  • Electro/Mechanical motor and pump efficiency
  • Monitoring & Control for conservation

WATER

  • Monitoring
  • Purification, Treatment
  • Conservation
  • Irrigation
  • Reclamation

FOOD

  • Natural/Organic Foods
  • Crop Yield Improvement
  • Organic pesticides
  • Waste use/reduction
  • Data and Sensing
  • Supply Chain

ENVIRONMENT

  • Waste and Recycling
  • Emissions Control
  • Conservation
  • Measurement & Control

HEALTH

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical devices
  • Medical Services
  • Heathcare IT

INVESTMENT STRATEGY

Impact at Scale

  • Must address large/serious problems
  • Real change
    – Not incremental
  • Rapidly adoption
    – No excess market friction
  • Global potential

Concrete Goals

  • Clear measurements
  • Trackable
  • Accountable

Growth Stage Focus

  • 90/10 growth equity/venture
  • Growth Stage:
    – $5-50 million revenue.
    – $10-30 million investments
  •  Venture:
    – $0-5 million revenue
    – Ability to hit Growth Stage in 2-3 years
    – $2-10 million investments

Market Position:
Make Steward Global the Partner of Choice in the Sustainability market for CEOs, other Families and and leading institutional investors