Charles Carmel

Venture Advisor

Charles is a seasoned technology investor, executive, and advisor with over 20 years of experience spanning private equity, venture capital, corporate development, and investment banking.  He is a recognized strategy and deal leader with a successful track record of over $25 billion in investments and acquisitions across the technology industry.  Charles is currently an active investor, board member, and advisor to several emerging growth companies and investment firms.

Previously, Charles was a Partner and Managing Director at Warburg Pincus where he led the firm’s multi-stage investing efforts in growth companies across the Enterprise and Communications technology sectors.  His areas of focus included software, infrastructure, and services at the intersection of cloud computing, mobility, and data.

Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, Charles was the Vice President and Head of Corporate Development at Cisco where he managed a global team responsible for driving Cisco’s worldwide acquisition and venture capital strategy.  During his 10 years at Cisco, Charles led more than 30 acquisitions totaling over $20 billion including some of Cisco’s largest and most successful transactions.  He was also responsible for Cisco’s $2 billion global venture capital portfolio that spanned across segments and stages creating significant strategic and financial returns.

Charles holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree with honors from Tufts University