Values

My values drive how I live and how I work.

Truth
Truth
Connection
Connection
Renewal
Renewal
Empathy
Empathy
Commitment
Commitment
Action
Action

Work

Over 25 years as a lawyer advising startups, I’ve formed hundreds of companies, guiding many through multiple rounds of financing, and significant personnel and revenue growth, as well as IPO and sale transactions.

Investments

I invest in high growth technology companies

Testimonials

“Charlie has been one of my most important advisors since I founded Tatango, 14 years ago. He is trusted counsel, who gives me honest, direct advice, delivered in a down to earth style. Charlie’s inquisitive and a great connector of ideas and people, which adds value to my business.”

Derek Johnson, Founder and CEO, Tatango
(www.tatango.com)

“Charlie is not only an experienced legal counsel, but a great strategic thinker, advisor, and partner. I’ve worked with him on several companies because he truly stands out from the crowd by explaining what matters to my business, and ultimately what we should do to drive the company forward. I am fortunate to have Charlie as an advisor and investor.”

Martin Zych, Founder and CEO, Jirav
(www.jirav.com)

“I started working with Charlie Carter four years ago, when Parsyl was founded.  Charlie is our legal counsel, an investor in Parsyl and one of my most trusted advisors.  As a first time founder and CEO, I’ve consistently relied on Charlie’s experience and judgment. He’s introduced Parsyl to several of its key personnel. Charlie is a partner in the truest sense of the word.”

Ben Hubbard, Co-founder and CEO, Parsyl
(www.parsyl.com)

Charlie is a longtime trusted advisor to Fairview Partners. He’s taken the time to learn our business, and his advice is consistently strategic and sound. We know he cares deeply about Fairview and its people. Charlie is a key contributor in helping our business get to the next level, and we look forward to working with him to get there.

Carson Rasmussen, Co-founder and Principal, Fairview Partners
(www.fairview-partners.net)

“Charlie has been an invaluable partner for my co-founder Kerry Boyte and me since 2007. Since helping us close our Series A financing with Naval Ravikant and other investors, Charlie has been a trusted mentor, advisor and confidant. After 14 years of doing business together, I consider Charlie a good friend. I’d be quite happy with him holding the rope on which my career and business depends.”

Mark Maunder, Co-founder and CEO, Wordfence
(www.wordfence.com)

“Charlie has been a key advisor to Bonusly and me since I started the business nearly eight years ago. I benefit from his insight and wisdom.  He is creative, reliable and enjoyable. I’m glad he’s now an investor in Bonusly, and I look forward to continuing our relationship.”

Raphael-Crawford Marks, Co-founder and CEO, Bonusly
(www.bonus.ly)
Blog

A BLOG FROM CHARLIE CARTER

August 24, 2021

Self-Consciousness And Its Effects

The writer and novelist David Foster Wallace was an avid and successful junior tennis player, and he wrote regularly about tennis. In his review of Tracy Austin’s auto-biography, using his own youth tennis game as the point of reference, he described what separates great from ordinary athletes as follows:  I would “get divided, paralyzed. As most […]

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