Charles Hudson from Precursor Ventures

Charles Hudson

Managing Partner at Precursor Ventures

San Francisco, CA, USA


Last updated February 26, 2021

One Sentence About Me  

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

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Who I Am  

A Little About Me

Charles Hudson is a Managing Partner at Precursor Ventures. Charles was born and raised in Michigan, right outside of Detroit. He moved out to California for college and have lived here ever since, other than short stints living in Japan and Spain. For most of Charles' career, he has alternated between working at startups (Gaia Interactive, Serious Business, and Bionic Panda Games) and investing in early stage software companies as a venture capitalist (In-Q-Tel, Uncork Capital, Precursor Ventures). Charles really enjoy all aspects of entrepreneurship, whether that's starting companies or helping founders with the companies they are building. Outside of work, Charles enjoy reading, cooking and spending time with his family.

Interesting Factoid

I ran with the bulls in Pamplona and lived to talk about it.


Languages

Spanish
Portuguese
English

Countries Visited

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Spain
United Kingdom
France
Germany
Italy
Hong Kong
Japan
Australia
New Zealand
Ireland
Argentina
Brasil
Colombia
Canada
Mexico
South Korea

What I Do  


Professional Experience

Founder and Managing Partner

Oct 2015 - Present
Precursor Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on pre-seed investments in the San Francisco, New York, and Toronto metropolitan regions. The firm focuses on investments in B2B and B2C software applications.

Lecturer, Graduate School of Business

Sep 2019 - Present
I am part of the teaching team for Entrepreneurship from Diverse Perspectives. I am entering my second year as part of the teaching team.
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Professional Organizations

Board Member

Mar 2020 - Present
Venture Forward is driving the human capital, culture, values, and narrative of venture capital to promote a strong and inclusive community that will fuel the economy of tomorrow.

Board Member

Jun 2019 - Present
The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) empowers the next generation of American companies that will fuel the economy of tomorrow. As the voice of the U.S. venture capital and startup community, NVCA advocates for public policy that supports the American entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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Professional Expertise

Venture Capital
Startups
Fundraising
Video Games
Business Models
Business Development

Professional Interests

Venture Capital
Startups
Product Management
Mobile Devices
Mobile Applications
Strategy
Analytics
E-Commerce
Sales
Corporate Development
Product Marketing
Digital Media
Social Media
User Experience
Enterprise Software
Mobile Games
Strategic Consulting

Advisor

Day View Capital Management

Investor

mmhmm
populus
Modern Health
Origin
Carrot

What I Stand For  

Favorites  

Hobbies

Cooking

Food & Drinks

Sushi
Steak
Red Wine

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Basketball
Football
Soccer

Chelsea FC
Detroit Tigers
FC Barcelona
Bayern Munich
USWNT
Detroit Pistons
Detroit Lions
Detroit Red Wings

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

The Wire
The Expanse
The Office
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Million Dollar Listing

Brands

Runa
The Athletic
Juniper Square
Superhuman
Carrot Fertility
Fuzzy
Teampay
Finix
Incredible Health
The Cru
Planet FWD
Clearbanc
TruckMap
Modern Health
Origin
Kinside
Homeroom
Bravado
AgVend
Intellimize
Heymarket
Stackshare
Pair Eyewear
Meter Feeder
Sparrows

Education  

School

M.B.A. – Master of Business Administration

2003 - 2005

B.A. – Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Spanish, and Portugese

1996 - 2000
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Clubs and Communities

Stanford Student Enterprises

Blyth Fund

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