Our Partner WIA - Water Innovation Accelerator

Water is thirsting for innovation and new business solutions to address the impending global water challenges that will deeply affect our lives. Water Innovation Accelerator ("WIA") is a funding platform investing in the most innovative growth-stage private water companies leading the water industry to a bright new future. WIA is sourcing and accelerating transformative ideas from the most brilliant water entrepreneurs globally to ensure our future world security.

Stuart Rudick

Stuart Rudick has been a top performing investment manager for three decades, making money “making a difference.” His ability to identify emerging market trends has led Stuart to invest in first mover market leaders in their early days, reflecting past returns of 5x on investment and an IRR of 20%. He is currently the Founder and CEO of Water Innovation Accelerator, which invests in global entrepreneurs creating our future leading water innovations. He was most recently founding Partner of the Mindfull Investors Venture Fund, investing in the new breed of entrepreneurs creating sustainably focused health and wellness companies. In 2015, he launched Mindfull Crowd, the first crowdfunding platform enabling accredited investors to invest in innovative businesses providing health focused solutions to the most pressing issues in our lives.

In 2007, Stuart was the Founding Partner at Mindful Investors, LLC, which focused on investments in healthy, sustainably oriented consumer product companies, including Seventh Generation and Organic girl. In 1993, Stuart founded Mindful Partners, a top performing public and private market hedge fund. In the 1980’s, he served as Partner at Shearson, Lehman and Associate Director at Bear Stearns. Notable investments have included: Earthlink (IPO), Saba Software (IPO), Connor Medsystems (acquired by Johnson & Johnson $3B), Savacor Inc. (acquired by St. Jude Medical $200M), and Seventh Generation (acquired by Unilever).

Mr. Rudick earned a BS in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, as well as attended the University of Lancaster, UK and MBA program at Golden Gate University.

Stuart’s daily practices include paddle boarding, biking, Qigong, and mindful living.