Stuart Hillston

Stuart Hillston

CEO at Constellation Capital

Startupbootcamp FinTech London Mentor

Stuart started his working life as a computer programmer at a large independent research lab. His first start-up experience came after 2 years with a British software company which grew rapidly & globally. Stuart was instrumental in establishing the company in the USA, Eastern Europe and Japan. The company finally exited for a trade sale in 1994.

He went on to form several other IT service companies and has been directly involved in early and growth stage companies ever since. In the late 1990s he spent time in a senior role at a Nasdaq listed company.

After a few years working for charity and the DTI (managing the E-Commerce Awards), Stuart made the transition into investing in technology. He has managed investments in a London based family office, run an AIM listed investment business and worked in an FSA regulated brokerage & fund manager.

He is now CEO of Constellation Capital, a specialist adviser to early stage entrepreneurs, primarily in the software, digital, mobile and medical device sectors, getting them investor ready and finding equity capital.

Stuart is a mentor and board advisor for incubators and accelerators in London and the South-East, has been a non-executive director of nearly 30 companies and is actively involved with 4 Universities.

He recently formed a partnership with Stewart Bewley of Amplify to run pitch, presentation and sales workshops.