Name: Charlie O’Donnell
Company: Brooklyn Bridge Ventures
Role: Founder, venture capitalist
Previous companies: General Motors, Union Square Ventures, First Round Capital
CHARLIE O’DONNELL is a New Yorker through and through. He has spent most of his storied career working in venture capital. After college, he worked with VCs from the pension fund side while working at GM. While he was there, he met Fred Wilson and Brad Burnham of Union Square Ventures (USV), who were pitching to his team. O’Donnell wasn’t able to secure an investment from GM for USV, so instead he joined the firm at the height of the resurgence of New York City’s tech community. He is best known for having discovered ...