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Charles Hudson

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Board Member, Tulip Retail and Partner, SoftTech VC. Stanford grad.

Board Member, Tulip Retail and Partner, SoftTech VC. Stanford grad.

3 vouches

Involved In


CH3 Media Holdings LLC
Bionic Panda Games


Tulip Retail
Lightside Games


Managing Partner Precursor Ventures October 2015 - present
Venture Partner SoftTech VC October 2015 - present
Board Member Kahuna June 2012 - present
Board Member Tulip Retail June 2013 - present
Board Member Newhound November 2012 - present
Board Member Lightside Games April 2010 - present
Managing Partner and Founder CH3 Media Holdings LLC January 2010 - present
Member of the Board of Trustees Hood College June 2014 - present
Partner SoftTech VC January 2013 - October 2015
Co-Founder and CEO Bionic Panda Games September 2010 - July 2013
Consultant WebMediaBrands January 2010 - December 2012
VP, Business Development Serious Business October 2008 - March 2010
Managing Partner 3rd Power LLC April 2007 - December 2009
Senior Director, Business Development Gaia Interactive August 2007 - October 2008
New Business Development Manager Google March 2006 - August 2007
Product Manager, MGA Cisco August 2005 - January 2006
Consultant Dashjack March 2005 - August 2005
Student Chair Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) June 2004 - June 2005
Marketing Intern Cassatt Corporation April 2004 - August 2004
Sr. Associate In-Q-Tel April 2000 - March 2004
Product Management Intern Excite@Home 1999 - 2000


Stanford Graduate School of Business September 2003 - June 2005
Stanford University Economics, Spanish & Portuguese September 1996 - June 2000
Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School September 1992 - June 1996

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Video

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Denmark West
They're my friends  •  Advisor, Startups. Previously President of Digital Media, BET Networks. Harvard Business School grad. Harvard grad.
Charles is extremely caring, clear thinking, committed and connected
Rahul Prakash
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder & Managing Director, Coyote Ridge Ventures and Co-Founder, The Hatchery. University of Pennsylvania grad.
Charles is just a standup guy. I consider him a good friend and we have had the opportunity to work on a couple of projects and investments ... together. He has no ego, is easy to work with, and has built a reputation as someone who executes.
John Dinusson
President & CEO, OrthoCor Medical. Previously Managing Director, Initiative Ventures. University of Wisconsin-Madison grad.
I was fortunite enough to meet Charles early in his career while he worked for In-Q-Tel. I have watched him flurish as an entrepeneur and i ... nvestor ever since. He is a Rockstar!

Rahul Prakash
We worked together  •  Co-Founder & Managing Director, Coyote Ridge Ventures and Co-Founder, The Hatchery. University of Pennsylvania grad.
I've had the pleasure of working with Rahul on a few companies and he has good judgment and a good rapport with entrepreneurs.

Paul Hsu
business operations, zynga. Previously venture capital investing, NeoCarta Ventures. Yale grad.
Paul has a wealth of experience as an investor and operator - great person to have involved with a high-growth company.

Charlie Graham
Founder & CEO, Shop It To Me, Inc.. Previously CTO &Co-founder, Hipbone, Inc.. Harvard Business School grad. Harvard grad.
Charlie is a very experienced entrepreneur who knows a ton about fundraising and operations.

Tim Trampedach
Cofounder & CEO of Fatberry. Previously Lead PM at Zynga. An MBA who actively codes.
I worked with Tim on one company together and I think he gives solid, actionable feedback.

Robert Stratton
We worked together  •  General Partner, MACH37 Cyber Accelerator
Deep expertise in commercial and government information security opportunities.

Adam Sah
Founder/CEO, Buyer's Best Friend. Previously board member, SenSage. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Adam is a very talented technologist and thinker. He's a real pleasure to work with on any project.

Matt Crampton
They're my investor  •  CTO & Founder, Gigwalk. Previously Sr. Software Engineer, Yahoo.
Matt has seen Gigwalk grow from a really early service to something that has grown into a substantial company. Along the way he has seen wha ... t it takes to scale and pivot, helping the company shift from a primarily B2C model to a focused B2B model