Charles Hudson is presenting at Startup Grind 2015 on Feb 09, 2015  
Primary Role
Partner @ SoftTech VC
2 Investments in 2 Companies
San Francisco

Person Details


Charles Hudson is a Partner with SoftTech VC, one of the most active seed stage investors in Web 2.0 startups. He is focusing on mobile and gaming investments, and supporting SoftTech portfolio companies on business/corporate development matters. He was also the Co-Founder and CEO of Bionic Panda Games, a mobile games startup based in San Francisco, CA.

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 is 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.

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Education (2)


Investments (2)

  • Incident Technologies
    Incident Technologies develops an instrument called the gTar, which provides an interactive music entertainment experience.
    Nov 1, 2011 - Invested in $745k Seed Round with 12 others
  • NextDigest
    NextDigest is a network of 14 newsletters that focuses on the world's top technology industries.
    Jun 8, 2011 - Invested in $390k Venture Round with 5 others

Upcoming Event Appearances (1)

Startup Grind 2015

Feb 9, 2015 - Feb 11, 2015

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Fox Theater , 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City, California, United States

Startup Grind 2015

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