Charlie Kemper | Background & Portfolio

I'm a software architect -turned- web entrepreneur, finance executive, non-profit promoter, relationship developer, addicted kiteboarder, and current tech-media investor. I recently relocated to London from New York City where I spent the last 10+ years investing in disruptive software and media companies.

I currently spend a portion of my time as Venture Partner at Beta Bridge Capital and previously was a Co-Founder and General Partner at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator and a Managing Director at Revel Partners. I also held roles in early, late and growth stage software, media, communications, and consumer products investing at Steelpoint Capital (Moore Capital) and at Darby Oveseas Investments.

I attended Northwestern University and have lived in Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington DC, Manhattan, and now London.


The following list of companies represents a sampling of investments made by Charlie Kemper either directly, or through various investment vehicles he's worked with. Any questions about the portfolio, please reach out.

Music Audience Exchange

Los Angeles, CA

Venture

JenJo

New York, NY

Seed

MediaBrix

New York, NY

Venture

The Trade Desk

Los Angeles, CA

Venture

tracx

Tracx

New York, NY

Venture

Validately

New York, NY

Seed

Vidible

San Francisco, CA

Seed

REALIZED

Chart Group

New York, NY

Fund

Darby Tech Ventures

Washington, DC

Fund

ERA Funds

New York, NY

Fund

Moore Capital

New York, NY

Fund

Revel Partners

New York, NY

Fund

Snow Phipps

New York, NY

Fund

Steelpoint Capital

Solana Beach, CA

Fund

Sylvan Road

Duluth, GA

Fund

Atempo

Atempo

Palo Alto, CA

Growth

REALIZED

Boingo

Boingo Wireless

Los Angeles, CA

Growth

REALIZED

Sunshine

Sunshine

Lake Havasu City, AZ

Growth

REALIZED

prAna

Prana

Carlsbad, CA

Growth

REALIZED

PrivaSys

PrivaSys

San Francisco, CA

Venture

REALIZED

WMI

Women's Marketing

Westport, CT

Growth

REALIZED

Workshare

Workshare

San Francisco, CA

Growth

REALIZED

Adspace Digital

New York, NY

Venture

Bag Borrow or Steal

Seattle, WA

Venture

Genesis Today

Austin, TX

Growth

GreatCall

Carlsbad, CA

Venture

MTN Satellite

Miramar, FL

Growth

REALIZED

PacStar

Portland, OR

Venture

Promptu

Menlo Park, CA

Venture

Tasti D-Lite

Franklin, TN

Growth

Admittedly

New York, NY

Seed

advisorCONNECT

New York, NY

Seed

Agolo

New York, NY

Seed

Appy Couple

New York, NY

Seed

Bespoke Post

New York, NY

Seed

Bookalokal

New York, NY

Seed

Bubbl

New York, NY

Seed

BuzzTable

BuzzTable

San Francisco, CA

Seed

REALIZED

Casper

Casper Sleep

New York, NY

Seed

REALIZED

Chicory

New York, NY

Seed

Cognical

New York, NY

Seed

CommonKey

New York, NY

Seed

CUPS Coffee

Tel Aviv, IL

Seed

Dashride

New York, NY

Seed

DonorTap

New York, NY

Seed

Easy Pairings

New York, NY

Seed

Farmivore

New York, NY

Seed

CardFlight

New York, NY

Seed

GetMaid

Get Maid

New York, NY

Seed

REALIZED

Gigzolo

New York, NY

Seed

HealthyChic

New York, NY

Seed

Houdini

Philadelphia, PA

Seed

Jetaport

New York, NY

Seed

Lingo Live

New York, NY

Seed

Locality

San Francisco, CA

Seed

Machinio

Chicago, IL

Seed

Mezzobit

New York, NY

Seed

MobileSuites

New York, NY

Seed

Monaeo

New York, NY

Seed

mxHero

San Francisco, CA

Seed

numberFire

numberFire

New York, NY

Seed

REALIZED

Nutmeg

Nutmeg Education

New York, NY

Seed

REALIZED

Parking Panda

Baltimore, MD

Seed

PlainLegal

New York, NY

Seed

Poacht

New York, NY

Seed

Pricing Engine

New York, NY

Seed

PublicStuff

New York, NY

Seed

REALIZED

RetSKU

New York, NY

Seed

Rockerbox

New York, NY

Seed

SaleMove

New York, NY

Seed

ScentBird

New York, NY

Seed

seamlessDocs

New York, NY

Seed

Stray Boots

New York, NY

Seed

tapfame

San Francisco, CA

Seed

TripleMint

New York, NY

Seed

The Square Foot

New York, NY

Seed

Traansmission

New York, NY

Seed

Trendalytics

New York, NY

Seed

TripleLift

New York, NY

Seed

VidRocket

New York, NY

Seed

WebThriftStore

New York, NY

Seed

Wizpert

New York, NY

Seed

Inova

Sao Paulo, SP

Venture

REALIZED

JackBe

JackBe

Chevy Chase, MD

Venture

REALIZED

Certisign

Sao Paulo, SP

Venture

Spring Wireless

Reston, VA

Venture


Important Definitions

Digital refers to all things binary and the disruption facing almost every industry today. At a basic level, the term refers to things expressed in discrete numerical form, especially data, now characterized by the widespread use of networked computers and electronic devices. Rubicon is a river in northern Italy that river flows from the Apennine Mountains to the Adriatic Sea. "Crossing the Rubicon" is a popular idiom meaning to pass a point of no return, referring to Caesar's crossing of the river, which was considered an act of war.

Check out my blog: Digital Rubicon Musings.

Personal Interests

Venture Capital, Private Equity, Startups, Digital Media, Communications, Software, Healthy Living, Sailing, Snowboarding, Skiing, Tennis, Squash, Touch Rugby, Wakeboarding, and Kiteboarding

Affiliations & Groups

Founding Steering Committee Member @ New York City Venture Connection | Investor Board @ Venture for America | Advisor @ Astia Global | Advisor @ Startup Leadership Program | Co-Host @ MaiTai Hamptons