Charlie O'Donnell has been an active member of the NYC startup community for nearly 20 years, with a reputation of being the most accessible early stage investor in New York. After being hired as the first analyst at Union Square Ventures and helping to open First Round Capital's first NYC office as a Principal, he founded Brooklyn Bridge Ventures in 2012. He helped source First Round's investments in GroupMe (acq. by Skype), SinglePlatform (acq. by Constant Contact), Moat (acq. by Oracle) and Backupify (acq. by Datto).
Apprenticed my way up at firms like Union Square Ventures and First Round Capital. Took me nine years between joining the industry and being able to lead my first deal.
Founder/Challenge Fit and whether they've done their homework properly and thoroughly.
Active. There to ask the not so stupid questions. I work best with transparent founders that are willing to share enough information to help me understand how things are going.
It's your meeting. Own the time.
I like leaving things better than I found them.
Where else would you ever want to live?