Stu Smith

Stu Smith

Investor @ Coughdrop Capital

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Proceeds from my TalkingPear meetings go to charity.

I welcome anyone looking for advice on their startup, deck, team, etc. but I don't do pitch only meetings via TalkingPear. Please reach out to me separately if you would like to pitch your startup. 

Former Experience:

  • SVP, Creator Network @ Fullscreen / WarnerMedia (August 2018-Present)
  • SVP, Business Development & Partnerships @ Omaze (November 2016- August 2018)
  • Head of Music & Entertainment @ Teespring (January 2015 - November 2016)
  • Director of Artist Partnerships @ Songkick/CrowdSurge (October 2012 - January 2015)
  • Manager & Digital Strategist @ Red Light Management (January 2009 - October 2012)

What do I do?

I lead teams at entertainment and tech companies, establish partnerships with artists, actors, etc. across the industry, and invest in early stage startups.

About Me:

Revenue and operations LGBTQ+ executive with twelve years of experience building and scaling successful large-scale, multi-layered teams, products, partnerships, and services for large scale global organizations, plus five years experience as an early-stage tech investor. Performance-oriented entrepreneurial strategist with proven ability to inspire and motivate teams to drive data-informed decision making and execute complex business strategies. Deep experience and network in the tech, media, entertainment, sports, apparel, venture capital, and nonprofit industries.

Co-led Coughdrop Capital's early investments in: Lattice, Superhuman, Mercury Bank, Fast, Dreamship, Sweeps, Ever Loved, Ware, Housable, Weatherwax Bio, Mood Health, and more.

Formerly worked for: Teespring (Y Combinator, Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures), Crowdsurge/Songkick (Access, Sequoia, Index), Omaze (FirstMark Capital), Red Light Management


Team & Company Leadership | GTM & Growth Strategy | P&L Management | Corporate Development | Mergers & Acquisitions | Operations | Social Impact | Public Speaking | Partnership Development | Long Range Planning | Team Building, Training & Coaching | Strategic Investment & Planning | Product Innovation | Business Development | Digital Marketing Strategy | Digital Video Content | Integrated Marketing & PR | Campaign Management | Performance Data Analytics | Ecommerce | Apparel | Sales & Account Management


What happens after you book?

You will receive a confirmation email with:

  • A link to choose available time slots
  • A receipt of your purchase
  • A link to a video call for your scheduled time (please have Zoom downloaded prior)