Stuart Peterson is the Co-Founder and President of ARTIS Ventures, a San Francisco-based VC firm that led early-stage investments in media giant YouTube and cancer-curing Stemcentrx (acquired in 2016 by AbbVie). Peterson currently serves on the Board of Directors for IDbyDNA, an end-to-end and universal metagenomics platform; Locus BioSciences, a gene editing company focused on the creation of powerful antimicrobials; Versa Networks, the leading vendor in the SD-WAN and SD-Security markets; and Practice Fusion, the largest cloud-based electronic health records (EHR) platform in the U.S.
He is also a Board Advisor for Fabric Genomics, a genomic interpretation platform; Cohesity, an infinitely scalable, intelligent enterprise data storage platform; Bracket Computing, a cloud workload protection platform built for the enterprise; and Excision BioTherapeutics, a gene editing company focused on curing deadly viruses like HIV.
Peterson currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the SFMOMA and is actively involved in the Tipping Point Community and the Human Needs Project.
In 2017, he was recognized by Forbes as a Midas List honoree, as well as by TechCrunch as a finalist for VC of the Year, and The New York Times and CB Insights as a Top 100 VC.