Charles is a Venture Partner with SoftTech VC and Managing Partner of Precursor Ventures, a pre-seed venture capital firm focused on investing in B2B and B2C software companies. Prior to forming Precursor Ventures, Charles was a Partner at SoftTech VC in which he focused on identifying investment opportunities in mobile infrastructure, mobile applications, and marketplaces. Previously, Charles was the VP of Business Development for Serious Business until the company was acquired by Zynga in February 2010. 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. He holds an MBA and a B.A. in Economics and Spanish from Stanford University.