Charlie is a Senior Advisor to Etho Capital with nearly 30 years of experience as an analyst and investor in emerging companies. He is also a Co-Founder and Managing Director of EFW Partners, which pursues private equity opportunities in the areas of energy, food and water. Before EFW, Charlie was a General Partner at Crosslink Capital, a "crossover" public/private equity firm with over $2 billion focusing on technology and energy-related companies. Prior to Crosslink, he managed a portfolio of small-cap technology stocks for Apex Capital, a $3 billion hedge fund. In the 1990’s, he was a General Partner and Senior Research Analyst at Volpe Welty & Company (now part of Prudential Securities) where he led the firm’s internet research practice. Charlie holds a B.A. in Politics from Princeton University and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University.