"Venture capital touches every corner of our global economy. Risk capital combined with the sheer will of entrepreneurs has enabled businesses that have fundamentally changed modern society."
What inspires you about venture capital?
It is incredibly rewarding to interact every day with a range of diverse entrepreneurs tackling big ideas, and I’m grateful to have the chance to be part of this larger conversation. Venture capital touches every corner of our global economy. The injection of risk capital combined with the sheer will of entrepreneurs has enabled the rapid scale up of businesses like Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Airbnb, Uber, Alibaba, and Tencent. These firms employ millions of individuals and have fundamentally changed modern society.
Why did you join the MMV team?
At MMV, I have the opportunity to work alongside inspirational CEOs to help reshape the financial services landscape. Our deep balance sheet and long-term investing ethos allows us to be a steady and reliable partner for these startups, and MMV’s incentives are always closely aligned with those of our founders, so that we are successful when they are.
Which investment categories excite you most and why?
Fintech is a personal favorite of mine. Finance is intertwined in almost every vertical, making Fintech applications and revenue models industry-agnostic. As these applications expand on their network effects, the democratization of financial products have an immense impact on the well being of individuals.
It’s a Saturday afternoon, where can we find you and what are you up to?
On a boat in the ocean, fishing, and hopefully stopping for a lobster roll on the way home.
As a Partner at MassMutual Ventures, Chuck’s charged with sourcing new investment opportunities and management of the existing investment portfolio. Prior to joining MMV, Chuck served as an Investment Associate at Clear Brook Advisors, advising family offices on illiquid fund investments in venture capital, private equity, and hedge funds. Before Clear Brook Advisors, Chuck co-founded Photos to Photos, Inc., a venture-backed mobile gaming studio located in Boston. Prior to that, Inc., Chuck served as an Associate at Siemens Venture Capital, where he helped support and source investments in healthcare. Chuck graduated cum laude from Northeastern University with a BS in business administration, concentrating in finance and entrepreneurship.Companies Insurify One Inc. Ledger Investing Prove Affinity LinkSquares Gradient Ai Even Financial Turtlemint Checkbook Fund That Flip Farther Zylo Related Happenings MassMutual Ventures Names Charles Svirk Partner Insurance tech is having a billion-dollar moment in Boston