Tech & Innovation

How a combat veteran turned VC is helping other vets become successful entrepreneurs

Stuart Sutley joined the United States Marine Corps at age 22 in 1987. A few years later, he would serve as an infantry officer in Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait.

Today, he’s a partner and co-founder of TCP Venture Capital, a technology-focused venture capital fund that has a special fund exclusively for veteran-owned businesses.

The former combat veteran has made it one of his life’s goals to give back to other veterans — a group he thinks is especially qualified for entrepreneurship, and often overlooked in the business world.

“Our thesis is that veteran entrepreneurs who are proven leaders in the military will, with the right support, translate into business owners who will do whatever it takes from a work ethic standpoint to ensure their companies don’t fail,” Sutley said.

 

Read the full article at CNBC.com, originally posted on May 27, 2016.

 

Image via U.S. Army Europe under Flickr CC license.

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