Charles is a co-founder and General Partner at Icon Venture Partners, an early-stage, enterprise technology-focused venture capital firm. Charles has been an early-stage investor in technology startups for over 15 years, having spent the twelve years prior to founding Icon as a General Partner at El Dorado Ventures.

In addition to Joyent, Charles’ current investments include Atlantis Computing, Coupa Software and SwiftStack. His prior investments include Compellent Technologies, NuSpeed Internet Systems, Persistence Software, Quiver and Telaxis, among others.

Charles sits on the editorial advisory board of ACM's Queue Magazine and is Chairman of the Camp Chippewa Foundation. Charles received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Colby College.


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