Schulich Instructor, Stuart Browne Lands $3.1 Million Investment
Stuart Browne (MBA ’09), Co-Founder and CFO of ChargerQuest, recently raised $3.1M in financing to launch the expansion of its comprehensive public electric vehicle (EV) charging station network.
ChargerQuest owns and operates Canada’s most innovative smart electric vehicle charging stations. Despite the pandemic, the company successfully completed its pilot phase in 2020 and plans to raise additional capital to expand and grow its EV charging network over the next two years. Their next big mission is to deploy their charging station assets at some of the very best properties across Canada and beyond.
Beyond his role at ChargerQuest, Browne is teaching the Private Equity and Venture Capital course at Schulich. He is also the Founder and CEO of Pycap Venture Partners, the Investment Committee Member of OCE, and has acted as Managing Partner and Interim CFO for a number of early-stage technology companies
“Being an alumni and instructor at Schulich, as well as being a member of the Schulich Startups Community has allowed me to connect with a network of very enthusiastic aspiring entrepreneurs, as well as future and current industry leaders,” shared Browne.
Last year, Stuart was nominated for the Schulich School of Business John Peace Part-Time Faculty Teaching Award by Chris Carder and Moren Levesque, Co-Directors of Entrepreneurial Studies. They revealed that Browne donates much of his time volunteering for Schulich events and played a pivotal role in designing and launching the Schulich Pycap COVID-19 Business Support Centre. This initiative helped small Canadian businesses and entrepreneurs navigate the growing list of government and private sector business support programs, while offering summer employment to at least 15 Schulich students.