VCJ Fact Sheet for Stewart Alsop
Born: 1952 in Washington D.C.
Education: B.A. in English from Occidental College.
Career Path: Stewart Alsop joined New Enterprise Associates as a venture partner in 1996 and was named general partner in 1998. Prior to NEA, Stewart served as Executive Vice President of InfoWorld Publishing Co., which publishes InfoWorld, a weekly newspaper for information-technology professionals. Stewart also founded Industry Publishing Co., the publisher of a fortnightly newsletter for computer industry insiders. Before 1985, Stewart served in several executive editorial positions at business and trade magazines, including Inc.
Venture Focus: Information technology
Investments: 2Bridge Software Inc.; BE Inc.; Big Online Inc.; Boingo Wireless Inc.; Connectify Inc.; Egreetings Network Inc.; Fotiva Inc.; Full Audio Inc.; Garageband.com Inc.; Hiwire Inc.; Portola Communications Inc.; Netcentives; NextHop Technologies Inc.; Sorrent Inc.; TiVo Inc.; Visto Corp.; Zinio Corp.
Greatest Accomplishment: Creating PC Letter (1985) and Agenda (1987) and Demo (1990).
Biggest Mistake: One of my former portfolio companies would qualify, but which one is for me to know and you to guess!
If you weren’t a VC, you’d be a… Journalist in some form.
Did You Know? Is a columnist for Fortune Magazine.
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