Mr. Charlie O'Donnell is the Founder and serves as a Partner at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. He is a Board Member at Ample Hills Creamery. He has a reputation for being early to identifying important companies. At First Round Capital, he sourced the firm's investments in Singleplatform (sold to Constant Contact) and GroupMe (sold to Skype). He discovered GroupMe at the hackathon where the service had been built. He also sourced investments in Backupify, chloe + isabel, Refinery29, Docracy, and Salescrunch. Working in venture capital since 2001, he apprenticed his way through the asset class with analyst roles on the original Union Square Ventures team as well as at the General Motors pension fund--a long time limited partner in many top tier funds. He is one of only a dozen individuals to be named to Business Insider's 100 Most Influential People in NY Tech five or more times. He served on the founding board of the New York Tech Meetup and is one of the group's first 100 members.