Howdy, I’m Stew.
I’m an entrepreneur who likes to write.
My story in 12 bullet points:
Born on the coast of Virginia. Grew up surfing and cleaning out old ladies’ attics for money.
Taught myself how to write code after a scammer posing as a for-hire software engineer stole my life savings.
Co-founded and led engineering at one of the first publicly-traded tech companies in the cannabis industry.
Burned out and quit.
Started journaling to figure out what to do next. Fell back in love with writing. Started this blog.
Launched a satirical newsletter called TechLoaf (think: The Onion for the tech industry). For a moment, I thought it might be a good business. It wasn’t.
Once WellSaid was off the ground, a friend recruited me to join his startup Banzai as their CTO. I led engineering there through a $7M Series A.
Burned out again. Quit.
Decided to merge my personal passions with my business pursuits. Otherwise, I’d burn out again. The jury is still out on this one.
Most recently, co-founded Type to help people write better and faster with the help of AI.
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