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John Steuart

Real Estate

About Me

John Douglas Steuart has had a fascinating and eventful career as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. His extensive and inspiring history can help give young business people the confidence they need to pursue their dreams. Like many other young investors, he worked his way to the top over time by utilizing excellent leadership skills and iron-clad instincts.

The Formative Years

John began his financial career at a young age, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the venerable UC Berkeley in 1985. During his time here, he constantly experimented with new business ideas and developed many of the concepts that have helped him thrive today. For example, he learned the value of assisting those in greatest need and fine-tuning a market to a specific share.

He didn't take a break after working so hard on his degree. Instead, he marched into Golden State University and earned a Master of Taxation degree. His efforts here helped him learn about important tax laws and other factors influencing and affecting his financial investments. He wasted no time after finishing his prestigious thesis and graduating.

Instead, John Douglas Steuart began researching various business opportunities and eventually met his future business partner, Michael Karszulyak. This man, like Steuart, was driven by business and a desire to help others. As a result, they formed their first business together, allowing the two to expand in different ways and become the significant financial successes they were later to become.

Establishing Early Businesses

Steuart and Karszulyak began their financial careers by co-founding Savvy Properties. This company develops innovative student housing facilities equipped with cutting-edge technology and amenities. This service targeted students who felt underrepresented in their housing market and gave them the assistance required to thrive and succeed in their studies.

The success of this company enabled John Steuart to learn more about business management. He was a quick study, and it was clear that what he'd learned in college was only the beginning of his future endeavours. The practical elements he learned while running this company assisted him in moving on to more student-centred organizations and businesses, allowing him to expand his portfolio further.

SmartZip and Sociogramics were among the companies that assisted students in various ways. They included, for example, innovative payment systems that predated concepts such as Paypal and Venmo. Later, Steuart would make an investment that would change his life forever: he'd invest in Alafi Capital Company, a life sciences company where he'd finally get his big break.

Success with Alafi

Steuart would serve as CFO in the company's profitable investment division after investing in Alafi, and he would then form a joint venture with A/W Company and Washington University. This venture centred on technological innovations that provided a unique perspective into various fields and helped fuel his success even further with new and innovative ideas that kept him focused on the future.

Later, John Steuart could co-found Cybergold, Internet payment and loyalty marketing company, expanding his operating range even further. He served as COO and CFO for five years, overseeing the Mergers and Acquisitions department, investor relations, operations, marketing, sales, and financial reporting. Later, he worked for My-Points United Airlines New Ventures as CFO and EVP of Strategic Relationships.

During his time here, he assisted in the merger of these companies, and his deal-making abilities aided in creating multi-million dollar sales that propelled his companies to the next level. His growth trends continued to thrive as each company he worked for experienced record-breaking growth. They were successful because of his intelligence, business acumen, interpersonal skills, and ability to spot a good deal.

Claremont Creek Ventures Later Success

John Steuart has been the managing director and co-founder of Claremont Creek Ventures-Oakland for several years. He oversaw the team's profitable healthcare division (by far the most successful in the company) and assisted the company in innovating and developing new healthcare products. His overarching goal with this company was to innovate and reduce consumer costs. But, even now, he was looking for opportunities to assist those in need.

One of his most notable achievements was negotiating a contract with Sigma Aldrich that increased investment by more than 20%. He has also invested in several companies to develop robust and innovative technology products over the years. These include the market for living tissue implants with electrical transponders, which has helped to revolutionize the market and improve healthcare in various fields. As a result, it has become one of the world's most trusted and respected technology companies.

While at CCV, he also assisted in raising millions of dollars in LP funding from blue-chip companies to provide the company with additional operating capital. Vanderbilt, the University of Michigan, Harvard, and the University of California were involved. His ability to connect with the company's often difficult blue chip investors made him an essential part of the overall investment policy and continued growth. As a result, he has consistently pushed CCV to the top of its market, regardless of the product.

Furthermore, John Steuart was involved in the management of AssureRX and Natera, two other innovative and vital companies in the CCV space. Before implanting, Natera screens embryos for a variety of medical conditions. Its revolutionary method is less expensive and more effective than previous options, and it has helped Natera establish itself as a primary medical provider in many markets. Almost everything he touched at this point in his career seemed to turn to gold for him.

AssureRx collects genetic information and assists in the selection of medications that are appropriate for each patient. This fascinating concept has become a forerunner in the industry, propelling AssureRX to the top of its market. Myriad Genetics bought this company in 2016 and paid John a large sum. Since then, he has remained interested in companies such as GeneWeave and other multinational facilities, believing that he can still make a difference in a crowded market.