Charlie Kemper

Charlie is a Partner at Revel Partners whose investment experience spans companies and technologies in the infrastructure & media sectors. Charlie’s blog, Digital Rubicon Musings, can be found at www.digitalrubicon.org.

Background
Before helping launch Revel in February 2011, Charlie was a Principal with Steelpoint Capital Partners, a media & technology growth equity firm he joined in 2005. While at Steelpoint, he led or participated in numerous successful investments in the media & communications fields including AdSpace Networks, Atempo, Boingo Wirless (IPO), Jitterbug, PacStar Communications, PrivaSys, Promptu, SeaMobile, Topica, WMI Media Solutions, and WorkShare.

Previously, Charlie worked with Darby Overseas Investments, a global private equity firm led by Nicholas Brady, former US Secretary of the Treasury and Chairman of Dillon Read & Co, where he helped launch plan an early-stage venture fund focused on Latin America. Earlier in his career, Charlie was a Co-Founder & Managing Director of a Chicago-based digital media agency, KMF, focused on intranet design and e-commerce system integration.

In addition to Revel, Charlie is a General Partner at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, the leading NY-born community-driven incubator. He is also a Founding Officer & Chair of the New York City Venture Connection, a networking organization comprised of the leading venture capital firms in the Greater New York area.

Education
Charlie holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University.

Interests
Charlie was born in Brazil to Franco-Brazilian parents and mostly raised in Mexico. He has been happily living in New York since 2004 with his wife, Christina. When he is not busy working, Charlie can often be found riding around Manhattan on his longboard or his motorcycle. If it’s windy & warm out, he is likely ‘calling in sick’ so that he can be kiteboarding in the Great South Bay. He also (poorly) plays touch rugby regularly at Pier 40 in an attempt to keep fit.