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I’m Charley and I’ve spent most of my career helping to build and scale early stage startups. I am currently investing in early stage companies and based out of the NYC area.

I was most recently the head of growth at Alloy, the leading identity risk platform for financial institutions where I led teams across sales, marketing, new product development, and more. Alloy has raised over $160M+ in capital at a $1.35B valuation.

I was previously one of the first business hires and head of growth at Ramp, helping to launch the first corporate card built for savings. During my tenure, Ramp was the fastest growing corporate card programs in the US and is currently valued at $7.65B, having raised $400M+ in venture capital from Stripe, Khosla, Founder’s Fund, Coatue, D1 Capital, and many more.

Prior to Ramp, I was the first business hire at Plaid, a San Francisco based startup that enables applications to connect to financial accounts via API. I led our fintech + developer sales vertical in SF as well as built out our New York office + UK & EU teams. Plaid has since raised over $700M in venture capital from Altimeter, NEA, Spark Capital, Goldman Sachs, A16Z, Ribbit Ventures, Index Ventures, and many others prior at a $13.4B valuation.

Prior to Plaid, I started my career at JPMorgan Chase, working across several strategy groups covering payments, APIs, blockchain, and fintech.


I invest in early stage companies and tend to be focused on b2b software, fintech, infrastructure, vertical software, and applied AI (but depends on what I’m curious about that month!). I cofounded Exponential Founders Capital to focus on leading / co-leading early stage rounds into founders and spaces that I get excited about. Prior to starting EFC, I was also an active angel investor.

I’ve been super fortunate to partner with the founders of companies such as Apollo, Codat, Finch, Moov, Unit, Modern Treasury, Power, Stytch, Secureframe and many, many more.


I’ll occasionally write about my thoughts on investing, operating, and startups in my blog as well as send out the occasional tweet (is it just called a post now?).