Stuart Davidson Chairman Managing Director

Stuart Davidson provides strategic planning and oversight to the firm’s overall investment activities and portfolio management for select strategies.

In addition to co-founding Sonen, Stuart is a managing partner of Labrador Ventures, a Palo Alto-based early stage technology-focused venture capital fund, which he joined in 1995. He has invested in over a hundred early stage companies and served on numerous boards. Stuart’s investment experience includes the review and assessment of direct impact investments and impact funds on behalf of asset pools for which he serves as trustee, advisor or investment committee member. He is a founding board member and funder of Acumen Fund where he chairs the investment committee.

Prior to Labrador, Stuart founded and served as CEO of Combion, Inc., which was acquired by Incyte (NASDAQ:INCY). He was president of Alkermes, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALKS). Previously, Stuart worked for MCI Communications and for Warner Communications. He serves as Board Chair of IDEO.org and Vice-Chair of REDF where he established the Farber program. He is a trustee of the Woodcock Foundation and served as a member of the investment committee of the Skoll Foundation. Stuart is an advisory board member of the Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS), Filanthropia Inteligente and Wedu. Stuart is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School. He speaks French and German.