Stewart Easterby – Three SoCal Start-Ups With Successful Exits: Lessons Learned

Looking to grow your business? Hear some lessons learned from three SoCal start-ups with successful exits: TrueCar (IPO 2014), Overture Services (IPO 1999 and sold to Yahoo in 2003) and Hot Topic (IPO 1996 and sold to private equity firm in 2013).


Stewart Easterby has served as an executive for three $1 billion+ market cap, fast-growing, publicly-traded Internet companies. He currently is an advisor to CEOs and management teams of early stage technology companies. Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer of TrueCar, Inc., an online car buying platform. Stewart was also responsible for North American advertising sales operations at Yahoo! Inc. and Overture Services, Inc. (paid search pioneer acquired by Yahoo for $1.8 billion in 2003). He has also served as a venture capitalist and U.S. Navy SEAL. Stewart earned a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, BAS in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and MBA from UCLA Anderson.

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