Stuart Ellman

Founder and General Partner

 Stuart is a Co-Founder and General Partner at RRE Ventures, which he founded with Jim Robinson in 1994.

Stuart is a Co-Founder and General Partner at RRE Ventures, which he founded with Jim Robinson in 1994. Stuart is currently a director of Domain Money, Fi, Groups, Kindbody, One Drop, Silver Tree Labs, Complete Sleep and Staircase and is involved with Prove, Bark & Co. and Ladder Life. Stuart has helped to incubate and found a number of startups including Prove, Silver Tree Labs, Complete Sleep,  Staircase, Shake and eCoverage. Previous investments include Business Insider, Proofpoint, Clarity Money, Kroll Bond Ratings, Bread and Clearpath Robotics. From 2003-2018, Stuart taught at Columbia Business School where he is also on the investment board of the Tamer Fund. Since 2021, Stuart serves on the Nelson Center Advisory Council at Brown University, and since 2022 serves on the Board of Directors for Wesleyan University. In addition, Stuart was named to Insiders' 2021 and 2022 Best Early Stage Investor list, was named to Insiders' 50 most important VCs in New York for 2022 and 2023, was the recipient of the #CoachingColumbia Award (inspired by Bill Campbell's mentorship), and was named to the Top 100 Harvard Business School Alumni In Finance & Investing. In addition to his professional work, Stuart served as President of 92Y from 2012-2015 and Chairman from 2015-2018. During his tenure, Stuart was instrumental in launching initiatives including #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving; 7 Days of Genius, a multi-platform, multi-venue festival of ideas; 92Y’s first MOOC, “How to Change the World,” offered in partnership with Wesleyan University; 92YOnDemand, a new content website with more than 103,000 followers; and an expanded partnership with NYCEDC to host the NYC Venture Fellows program. Previously, Stuart worked at Morgan Stanley, McKinsey, and Dillon Read. Stuart holds an MBA with Distinction from Harvard University and a BA in Economics from Wesleyan University, where he was a Gilbert Clee Scholar and a Horace White Fellow. 

fun fact

After investing in the leading dog startups for over a decade including Bark and Fi, Stuart was a hard core cat person. He just got his first dog in 2022.

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