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Primary Role
Partner, Founder @
Investments
10 Investments in 10 Companies
Born:
July 27, 1979
Gender:
Male
Location:
Brooklyn
Website:
http://www.thisisgoingtobebig.com/
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Person Details

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Charlie O'Donnell is the sole Partner and Founder at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. The fund makes seed and pre-seed investments and was the first venture firm located in Brooklyn--where he was born and raised. Brooklyn Bridge invested in the first rounds of Canary, Orchard Platform, Tinybop, Hungryroot, Clubhouse, Ringly, and goTenna among others. He previously had investment roles at Union Square Ventures and First Round Capital.

Charlie has a reputation for being early to identifying important companies. Nick Bilton identifies him as an influence on early Twitter investors in his book, Hatching Twitter. Dennis Crowley credits him as having helped kick off the first funding of Foursquare before other VCs had said yes. At First Round Capital, he sourced the firm's investments in Singleplatform (sold to Constant Contact) and GroupMe (sold to Skype). Charlie discovered GroupMe at the hackathon where the service had been built. He also sourced investments in Backupify (which was an idea he had tweeted to the founder, a friend of his), chloe + isabel, and Refinery29.

Charlie bikes to work, has done four triathlons, the NYC marathon, and runs the kayaking program in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The longest he has consecutively been outside of the five boroughs of New York City is three weeks.

Jobs (5)

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Current

Partner, Founder

2012 - Current   (over 4 years)

Founder

Feb, 2006 - Current   (over 10 years)
Past
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Ended
Title
Company
Nov 1, 2010
2012
Principal
Jul, 2006
Jun, 2007
Director of Consumer Products
Feb, 2001
Feb, 2005
Investment Analyst, Private Markets

Investments (10)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Dec, 2013$2.7M / Seed
Nov, 2013undisclosed amount / Seed (Lead)
Aug, 2013$1.2M / Seed (Lead)
Apr, 2013$1.3M / Seed (Lead)
Mar, 2013undisclosed amount / Seed (Lead)
Jan, 2013undisclosed amount / Seed (Lead)
Dec, 2012$1.1M / Seed (Lead)
Nov, 2012$1M / Seed (Lead)
Sep, 2012undisclosed amount / Seed (Lead)
Jan, 2012undisclosed amount / Series A (Lead)

Education (1)

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Past Event Appearances (8)

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