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2 Investments in 2 Companies
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Charles Fitzgerald is a platform strategist at VMWare.

Previously, Fitzgerald was Microsoft’s primary spokesperson for Microsoft Java back in 1996. Ever since, he’s been helping Microsoft position itself against its enterprise competitors. On Fitzgerald’s Platformonomics blog, he skewered regularly IBM, Sun, Oracle, Google and other Microsoft competitors.

Most recently, Fitzgerald was focused on explaining Microsoft’s Software+Services strategy to the press and analyst masses. While he was mostly a behind-the-scenes strategist, Microsoft trotted out Fitzgerald whenever the company needed to justify a new strategy/product plan or set the big-picture scene for company critics.

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VP, Product Management
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General Manager of Platform Strategy
Nov, 2010
Apr, 2013
Platform Strategist
2008
2010
Vice President, Product Management

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Investments (2)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jun, 2016$1.85M / VenturePersonal Investment
Aug, 2014$2.4M / SeedPersonal Investment

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