2013 The Root 100

Charles Hudson is looking for the next big thing in the start-up world.

  • Influence: 161.2
  • Reach: 11.46
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  • Charles Hudson

  • An emerging tech investor in the gaming and mobile sectors.
  • Job: Partner with SoftTech VC
  • Sector: STEM
  • Twitter: @chudson
  • Location: San Francisco
  • Age: 35
  • Bio: When it comes to the start-up world, Charles Hudson has made his rounds. He was co-founder and CEO of Bionic Panda Games, VP of business development for Serious Business (a firm that's now part of Zynga), an operator at Google and an investor with In-Q-Tel, a venture capital firm backed by the CIA. He's been an angel investor to start-ups and this year became a partner with SoftTech VC, which is an early-stage venture-capital firm that manages seed-stage funds with Web 2.0 start-ups. Hudson is an expert in the mobile and gaming industry, and always has an eye on the next big thing.Visit his website and like his Facebook page.