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Jeff Stewart is a serial entrepreneur, inventor and investor specializing in internet-enabled growth businesses. Jeff is the founder an CEO of Lenddo, the world’s first online community that empowers the emerging class to use their online social connections to build their creditworthiness and access local financial services.
Jeff is the Founder of Urgent Group, a venture development firm focusing on building innovative technology-enabled businesses, as well as the founder of Urgent Ventures LLC, which co-invests in angel stage technology start-ups.
Jeff also founded Urgent Career, a venture-backed recruitment technology and services firm that seeks to improve how growth companies find, screen and assess sales talent.
Prior to Urgent Career, Jeff founded Monitor110, which offered internet-based semantic big-data analysis to institutional investors.
Jeff is also founder, former CEO, and current chairman of Mimeo.com, a state-of-the-art, Internet-based document production service included in the 2004 and 2005 Inc. 500 lists of the fastest growing companies, the 2005 Red Herring 100 list of private companies that drive technology, and Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500.
Mr. Stewart’s entrepreneurial career began in 1995 with his launch of Square Earth, an Internet technology company whose customers included Citibank, Compaq, UPS, Merrill Lynch, Oppenheimer and AIG. Consistently profitable, Square Earth grew at a rate of over 100% per year, merged with Proxicom in January 1998, and successfully completed an IPO as the combined company in 1999.