Charles Michael Yim is a 3x serial entrepreneur from Silicon Valley, that is passionate about inventing and building innovative products that consistently delight customers. He is a young veteran in the startup world with a proven track record of success. Charles is best known for being a Reality TV Star on ABC's Emmy Award winning show Shark Tank where he convinced all 5 celebrity Sharks to invest $1M together into Breathometer. Being the Founder and CEO of Breathometer, Charles is responsible for overall direction and product strategy.
Most recently, Charles was Founder and CEO of Chatterfly from inception, to acquisition by Plum District, a Kleiner Perkins company. Under Charles' leadership and vision, Chatterfly was able to become one of the most influential neighborhood reward platforms in the mobile space starting from the ground floor.
Prior to Chatterfly, Charles was the Founder of ProBuddy, where he teamed up with a senior engineer at Facebook to develop a local service provider recommendation engine. Prior to that, Charles played an integral role in business development at Fortify Software, later acquired by HP.
Before entering the software industry, Charles was heavily involved in a leadership role at Cintas Corporation as a Regional Six Sigma, where he was responsible for stream-lining business processes, business analytics, M&A and QA for the entire West Coast Operation within the Emerging Businesses Sector.
Charles has appeared on ABC's hit show Shark Tank and has been interviewed by TechCrunch Live, BBC, USA Today, MSNBC, Fox Business News, Wall Street Journal and prolific blogger Robert Scoble. Charles was nominated for Forbes' top 30under30 under Technology and a Champion of Change for Crowd-funding Entrepreneurs at the White House in 2013. Charles is the Managing Director of cMy Ventures, serves on the Board of Directors for FADD and Advisory Board of K Hotels. Charles has authored multiple patents in embedded systems and is currently writing his first book.
Charles graduated with a B.S. in Business Economics from UC Riverside and from Stanford Graduate School of Business in the Executive Program.
Founder and CEO
Sep 1, 2012 - Current (about 4 years)
|Dec 16, 2015||Inc.com - The Most Successful 'Shark Tank' Companies of All Time|
|Dec 15, 2015||Business Insider (tech) - The 15 biggest 'Shark Tank' success stories of all time|
|Sep 18, 2015||Inc.com - The 18 Best Pitches on 'Shark Tank'|
|Jun 24, 2015||Inc.com - Shark Tank's Biggest Money-Raising Ideas|
|Jun 20, 2015||PRNewswire All - Breathometer Launches Industry's First Wearable Smartphone Breathalyzer|
|Jun 11, 2015||Inc.com - How This 'Shark Tank' Superstar Is Monetizing Bad Breath|
|Mar 29, 2015||Tech Cocktail - Tech.Co Top Stories: Entrepreneur Raises $1M from Shark Tank, Reasons Apple is Cooked|
|Mar 24, 2015||Tech Cocktail - This Entrepreneur Got $1M From All ‘Shark Tank’ Investors|