Charles Carmel is a seasoned technology investor, executive and advisor. His career spans private equity, venture capital, corporate development and investment banking with significant experience investing in and acquiring technology companies across all stages of maturity. Charles is currently an active investor, advisor and board member at 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. 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 and was also responsible for Cisco’s $2 billion global venture capital portfolio. Before joining Cisco in 2001, Charles was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs where he was an early member of the Technology Group.
Charles is based in Silicon Valley and holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA with honors from Tufts University.