“As an entrepreneur, it's vital to develop a strong partnership with your investors, and that's what we have with Charles Beeler and El Dorado Ventures. Charles adds value in many ways beyond financing, providing introductions, helping with strategic planning, sharing leads on potential customers, and just day-to-day advice.” Phil Soran, CEO, Compellent Technologies
Charles Beeler is an accomplished venture capital investor who has been with El Dorado Ventures since 1999. His primary focus is on companies with the potential to radically change the capabilities, cost/performance and energy efficiency of datacenters and enterprise computing environments. This includes companies in the systems, storage and cloud computing sectors.
Prior to joining EDV, Charles served as a partner at Piper Jaffray Ventures, where he managed the firm’s technology venture capital funds. Charles gained early venture capital experience at Scripps Ventures, where he helped design and implement its early-stage investment strategy.
Early in his career, Charles was involved with the design and implementation of healthcare IT systems at the Mayo Clinic, including Mayo’s first radiology information system.
In addition to his for-profit boards, Charles serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Camp Chippewa Foundation, and works actively with several other education-based non-profits.
Charles received a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Colby College and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.