Charles HudsonMountain View, California, United States
Charles Hudson is the Managing Partner at Precursor Ventures, a classic seed stage investment firm based out of San Francisco, CA. Precursor seeks to invest in a company's first round of institutional investment and focuses on investments in B2B software applications, B2C software and services, and connected hardware. Prior to launching Precursor, Charles Hudson was a Partner with SoftTech VC, one of the most active seed stage investors in Internet and mobile startups. He focused on identifying investment opportunities in mobile infrastructure, mobile applications, and marketplaces. He was also the Co-Founder and CEO of Bionic Panda Games, an Android-focused mobile games startup. Prior to joining SoftTech VC and co-founding Bionic Panda Games, Charles Hudson was the VP of Business Development for Serious Business until the company was acquired by Zynga in February 2010. Prior to Serious Business, he was the Sr. Director for Business Development at Gaia Interactive, an online hangout and virtual world for teens. Prior to Gaia, Charles worked in New Business Development at Google and focused on new partnership opportunities for early-stage products in the advertising, mobile, and e-commerce markets. Prior to joining Google, he was a Product Manager for IronPort Systems, a leading provider of anti-spam hardware appliances that was acquired by Cisco Systems for $830 million in 2007. Charles was also the founder of the Virtual Goods Summit and Social Gaming Summit, two of the leading conferences in the free-to-play games space. Charles spent several years working at In-Q-Tel, the strategic venture capital group for the Central Intelligence Agency. While at In-Q-Tel, he focused on identifying investment opportunities that could deliver significant value to the CIA and the commercial market in both the short and long term. He holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in Economics and Spanish from Stanford University.
Managing Partner
Precursor Ventures
Oct 2015 - Current
Board Member
Reinvent Technolog
Sep 2020 - Current
Board Member
Venture Forward
Mar 2020 - Current
Board Member
Tastemakers Africa
Jan 2020 - Current
Stanford University Graduate School of Business
Sep 2019 - Current
Board Member
National Venture Capital Association
Jun 2019 - Current
Board Member
Apr 2019 - Current
Board Member
Mar 2019 - Current
Member of the Steering Committee
Ada Ventures
Feb 2019 - Current
Board Member
Pair Eyewear
Jun 2018 - Current
Board Member
H2 (
Mar 2018 - Current
Board Member
LightSide Games
Apr 2010 - Current
Day View Capital Management
Dec 2017 - Dec 2018
Board Member
Fixt: On-Site, On-Demand Device Solutions
Jul 2017 - Aug 2020
Interim CEO
Feb 2016 - Aug 2016
Venture Partner
Uncork Capital (formerly SoftTech VC)
Oct 2015 - Dec 2018
Member of the Board of Trustees
Hood College
Jun 2014 - Jun 2018
Board Member
Tulip Retail
Jun 2013 - Mar 2016
Uncork Capital (formerly SoftTech VC)
Jan 2013 - Oct 2015
Board Member
Nov 2012 - 2014
Board Member
Jun 2012 - Jan 2019
Venture Partner
Uncork Capital (formerly SoftTech VC)
Dec 2010 - Dec 2012
Co-Founder and CEO
Bionic Panda Games
Sep 2010 - Jul 2013
Managing Partner and Founder
CH3 Media Holdings LLC
Jan 2010 - Aug 2014
Jan 2010 - Dec 2012
VP, Business Development
Serious Business
Oct 2008 - Feb 2010
Senior Director, Business Development
Gaia Interactive
Aug 2007 - Oct 2008
Managing Partner
3rd Power LLC
Apr 2007 - Dec 2009
New Business Development Manager
Feb 2006 - Aug 2007
Product Manager, MGA
IronPort Systems
Aug 2005 - Jan 2006
Mar 2005 - Aug 2005
Student Chair
MIT/Stanford VLAB
Jun 2004 - Jun 2005
Marketing Intern
Cassatt Corporation
Apr 2004 - Aug 2004
Sr. Associate
Apr 2000 - Mar 2004
Product Management Intern
1999 - 2000
Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School
Stanford University
Bachelor Of Arts In Economics, Spanish
Stanford University Graduate School Of Business
Master Of Business Administration
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