Stuart Larkins


Stuart is an internet entrepreneur and digital marketing expert with nearly 20 years of experience leading internet companies and startups.

Stuart is a Co-Founder and Partner of Chicago Ventures, a seed stage venture capital firm, where he oversees 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.

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 Larkins