Charlie SonghurstKirkland, Washington, United States
Bio
Charles Songhurst runs an investment portfolio. He is a founding partner of Katana Capital, a long-short equity hedge fund. He also runs the Songhurst Group, which holds assets in a variety of private companies.

Charles ran corporate strategy for Microsoft and focused on partnering and M&A. He was involved in the Yahoo acquisition and commercial deal, and the Skype acquisition. Before running corporate strategy, Charles was focused on the emergence of Google and the growth of the search industry.

Prior, Charles was an analyst at McKinsey & Company in London. Charles received a bachelor’s degree in politics, philosophy, and economics at Oxford University. While at university he was an entrepreneur, founding and running an auction trading company.
Social
Experience
Investor
n/a
Jan 2013 - Current
Private investor in tech companies
Founder and Partner
Katana Capital
2013 - Current
Head of Corporate Strategy
Microsoft
2009 - Sep 2013
General Manager
Microsoft
Jan 2005 - 2009
BA
McKinsey
2003 - 2005
Education
Cheltenham College and CCJS
University of Oxford
PPE