Fireside Chat with Charles Hudson, Managing Partner, Precursor Ventures

Charles Hudson is the Managing Partner of Precursor Ventures, an early­ stage VC firm focused on investing in the first institutional round for the most promising software and hardware companies. Under his leadership, Precursor has raised four funds and has $175+ million under management. He has invested in more than 375 companies and has supported more than 400 founders, including the teams behind ClearcoJuniper SquareThe Athletic (sold to the NY Times for $525 million in 2022), Incredible HealthCarrot, and Pair Eyewear. 

​Prior to founding Precursor, Charles was Partner at Uncork Capital and Co­Founder/CEO of Bionic Panda Games. He holds an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in Economics and Spanish from Stanford University. 

​Charles stays connected with Stanford through volunteer service and teaching. He is an active member of the VC community, serving on advisory boards and as a mentor to emerging managers. Charles is the 2023-2024 Chair of the NVCA Board of Directors and also serves on the San Francisco Opera Advisory Board.

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​​The fireside was between Charles and Leslie Feinzaig, founder and Managing Director of Graham & Walker. In 2017, she founded the Female Founders Alliance, the largest and most engaged community of its kind in America, and its popular founder programs, dubbed “the YC for Female Founders” by Techcrunch. Leslie is a contributing writer at Fortune Magazine, Fast Company and Techcrunch. She was named one of Forbes Magazine’s Most Powerful Women from Central America, Worth Magazine’s Worthy 100, Puget Sound Business Journal 40 Under 40, and Seattle Magazine’s Most Influential People. Born and raised in Costa Rica, Leslie moved to the US to attend Harvard Business School on a full scholarship. She now lives in Seattle with her husband and two young daughters.

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​​About Graham & Walker

​​Graham & Walker is a venture firm that activates the potential of all women in business through programs, community, and direct investments. We are on a mission to reshape the Nasdaq by investing in tech companies founded and led by women. For more information, please visit

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