Alumnus Adam Struck named Forbes ‘30 under 30’

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor

Northwestern alumnus Adam Struck (Weinberg ’10) was named one of Forbes Magazine’s “30 under 30” in venture capital for his business enterprising, including a fund he founded called Struck Capital.

Struck, 29, was among 4 percent of more than 15,000 online submissions who were named on the list. Forbes “30 under 30” annually recognizes 600 successful young entrepreneurs and innovators in 20 different categories including venture capital, sports and media, among others. Struck, who immigrated to the United States from South Africa, was among 36 percent of people listed in any category who were born outside of the country.

Struck began his first business venture in 2011 shortly after leaving Northwestern. His ice tea business, Long Island Beverages, was eventually bought out by Cullen Investments. He has since deployed more than $15 million in deals with startups including Nutanix, Postmates and Tachyus. Struck now runs Struck Capital, which manages more than $20 million.

During his time at Northwestern, Struck discovered his dream career and met his future wife, he said in a news release.

“I was truly free to explore and embrace a plethora of subjects — from philosophy to economics to politics to technology,” he said in the release. “Four years of exploration (at Northwestern) allowed me to figure out not only what I wanted to do — but most importantly, what I did not want to do.”

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @matthewchoi2018