Since 1998, Charles and his business partner Manoj Badale have co-founded more than 20 businesses, largely technology-related, which are managed through their investment company Blenheim Chalcot.
Charles and Manoj’s first venture was netdecisions group, a major internet services provider, now trading as Agilisys. While starting netdecisions, they co-founded a number of internet startups – the First Resort (sold to TUI), mad about wine (sold to Fosters), woowho (sold to match.com) and produxion.com (sold to EMAP).
They have also co-founded several financial services companies that they have sold on.In media, they co-founded the Rights Company (sold to Warner Music) and Contentive Media, a content marketing and digital agency.
In 2013 Charles and Manoj launched Avado, an integrated, large scale provider of online distance learning platforms including its own online business college, Home Learning College, and white label partnerships with companies such as Google, Reed and The International Olympic Committee.
Charles was a founding trustee of Operation Smile UK, and is currently the chairman of Charity Digital (a social enterprise providing technology donations and fund-raising tools to more than 17,000 charities). He also serves on the Advisory Board of Founders Forum For Good.
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