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Southern Methodist University, B.S.

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Stuart Larkins

Stuart is an Internet entrepreneur and digital marketing expert with more than twelve years of experience leading Internet companies and start-up organizations. Stuart is a co-founder and Partner of Chicago Ventures, a seed stage venture capital fund, where he is overseeing all aspects of Chicago Ventures including fund management, deal sourcing and investments, and working directly with portfolio companies.

Prior to joining the Chicago Ventures, Stuart’s digital marketing career was focused on early stage startups. He was Senior Vice President and part of the founding management team at Performics, a pioneer in affiliate and search engine marketing. During his eight years at Performics, he helped lead the business through rapid growth and subsequent acquisitions by Doubleclick, Hellman & Friedman, Google, and Publicis. Stuart was also involved in many online advertising industry groups and associations, such as the IAB, Yahoo Search Advertiser Council, MSN Search Committee, and the Google SEM Council.

In addition to his involvement with the Chicago Ventures, Stuart is the Founder and Managing Partner of Twin Capital, where he is an investor in early-stage interactive marketing service and technology companies.

He sits on the board of directors of Performline and Trunk Club.

Stuart is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Shedd Aquarium, a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, and a member of the Springboard Foundation.

Stuart holds a B.S. in Economics from Southern Methodist University.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Social Rewards 12/2012Seed$700k3
Perfect Audience 10/2012Seed$1.1M11
PerformLine 6/2011Series A6
OptiMine Software 1/2011Series A$1.1M3
Trada 3/2010Series A$2.2M7



  1. SEC Form D ( [edit]
  2. Y Combinator-Backed Perfect Audience Makes Facebook Retargeting Easy (Even For Tech Bloggers), Raises $1.1M ( [edit]
  3. PerformLine Closes Series A Funding ( [edit]
  4. OptiMine Software Raises $900,000 in Series A Funding ( [edit]
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