Charlie Federman, Managing Partner
Charlie Federman has been an investor and advisor to information technology companies for nearly thirty years. Before co-founding Crossbar Capital, Charlie enjoyed a long relationship with the venture group BRM. He joined BRM as its first US based Managing Director in 1998 and subsequently co-founded BRM Capital in 1999, where he led its New York office. He served as a Managing Director of this Israel and New York based, venture fund until 2008. Before joining BRM Capital, Charlie spent fifteen years (culminating as Chairman) with Broadview, a preeminent Mergers and Acquisitions boutique for the Information Technology industry. At Broadview he advised on more than 100 acquisitions of software/Internet companies, was instrumental in establishing and managing the relationship with its affiliated venture fund, Geocapital, and spearheaded the firm's growth in Europe and Silicon Valley.
Charlie is a currently a member of the board of Bitwine, Cloudsmith, Pando Networks, Payoneer, PlumWillow and Tracx. He was formerly on the boards of NASDAQ listed companies BackWeb, LogicWorks and Phoenix Technologies. He received a BS in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
Charlie's blog can be found at www.cosmicvc.com and he can also be found on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cfederman.