Momentum Venture Management, LLC

Great ideas don't get funded. Great business do.

"The team from MVM helped me transform Academy123 from a nascent technology to a well-funded, significant business in 9 months."
Maury Friedman,
Chairman & Founder,
Academy 123

Stuart MacFarlane - Investment Committee
Stuart MacFarlaneStuart brings 15 years of consumer internet and new media experience to Momentum Venture Management, with a strong track record of launching popular online destinations. He joined Momentum in 2007 after serving as Founder and CEO of Insider Pages, a VC-backed local search engine that was acquired by Citysearch. Most recently, Stuart served as CEO of the Momentum portfolio company,, which was acquired by Herbalife in early 2011. Previously he was VP of New Ventures at Idealab, where he advised portfolio companies in business development, fundraising and new product development. Prior to joining Idealab, Stuart was Managing Director of Digital Media Services at Loudeye Technologies, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at MXG Media, and was also a consultant at Bain & Company.

He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor's Degree from Cornell University.