Charles Giancarlo Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 4

  • Portfolio
  • 1

  • Exits
  • 3


Charles Giancarlo General Information


Mr. Charles Giancarlo serves as Chief Executive Officer, Chairman & Board Member at Pure Storage. He has a three-decade track record of driving growth and innovation at leading global technology companies. Previously Charlie served as Senior Advisor at Silver Lake Partners, as well as Managing Director and Head of Value Creation. Before Silver Lake, Charlie served in senior executive roles at Cisco Systems, including CTO and Chief Development Officer, and was a leader of Cisco's multi-product, multi-market growth strategy, driving entry into new markets. He currently serves on the boards of Arista Networks and Zscaler is a Trustee of Brown University, and is an advisor to the UC Berkeley School of Engineering. He is a former board member of Accenture, Avaya, Imperva, Netflix, and ServiceNow. Charlie holds a B.S. in engineering from Brown University, an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. he served as Chairman at Soraa.

Business Details

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • 2555 Augustine Drive
  • 95054
  • Santa Clara, CA 95054
  • United States
+1 (800) 000-0000

Charles Giancarlo Investments (4)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Asato 05-Dec-2023 Seed Round 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Startup 0000000 000000000
NetSpeed Systems 05-Nov-2014 00000 00000 0000 Application Specific Semiconductors Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000
Formation Data Systems 18-Sep-2014 Early Stage VC 0000 Database Software Out of Business 0000000 000000000
Zoom Video Communications 28-Jan-2013 Early Stage VC 000 Communication Software Profitable 0000000 000000000

Charles Giancarlo Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Zoom Video Communications 18-Apr-2019 IPO 00000
NetSpeed Systems 10-Sep-2018 000000000000000000
Formation Data Systems 16-May-2017 000 00 00000000

Charles Giancarlo Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

Investments by Year

Investments by Region

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Charles Giancarlo Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Charles Giancarlo Angel Investor 00 0 0 Santa Clara, CA

Charles Giancarlo Co-Investors (7)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Amarjit Gill 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Ashish Bhardwaj 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Intel Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Lip-Bu Tan 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Shah Capital Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Charles Giancarlo FAQs

  • Who is Charles Giancarlo?

    Charles Giancarlo is an angel Investor who has made 4 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Charles Giancarlo?

    Charles Giancarlo is an angel investor.

  • What does Charles Giancarlo do?

    As an angel investor, Charles Giancarlo invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • How many board seats does Charles Giancarlo hold?

    Charles Giancarlo holds 3 board seats including Vectra, Zscaler, and InfoGear Technology.

  • What has Charles Giancarlo invested in?

    Charles Giancarlo has made numerous investments in companies like Asato, NetSpeed Systems, and Formation Data Systems within the Business/Productivity Software, Application Specific Semiconductors, and Database Software industries.

  • What has Charles Giancarlo invested in recently?

    Charles Giancarlo's latest investment was on 05-Dec-2023 in Asato, a company within the Business/Productivity Software industry.

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