Charlie Graham is an entrepreneur, advisor and investor who has spent the past 20+ years launching and building successful venture-backed startups. Charlie specializes in identifying market needs, building and launching successful products, rapid iteration, growth by word of mouth, fundraising and creating successful product strategies.
Charlie is currently the Founder & CEO of Hawku, Inc, the leading marketplace for utility and gaming NFTs. Since its launch in 2022, Hawku has already completed 80,000+ transactions and become the leading marketplace for top games like ZED.run and The Red Village. Hawku is backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Multicoin Capital, Dragonfly Capital, Animoca Brands and more.
Charlie is also the Founder & CEO of Shop It To Me, the leading online personal shopping assistant. Since he began, the company has grown primarily by word of mouth to over three million members and has facilitated close to $300M in gross merchandise sold. Shop It To Me has been honored as a top 50 Website by Time Magazine, one of 12 sites that revolutionized shopping by Lucky Magazine, a Harvard Business School Alumni Growth Startup of 2013 award, and an “Editor’s Choice” in O, the Oprah Magazine.
Previously Charlie was co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of Hipbone, Inc. which received over $12M in venture funding and provided enterprise-level chat and co-browsing solutions for Fortune 500 companies like American Express, Wells Fargo, Vanguard and Office Depot. Hipbone won the 2002 and 2003 Crossroads A-List awards and was acquired by Kana, Inc. in 2004.
Charlie is a lover of great product experiences, behavioral psychology, A/B experiments, building indispensable products, distance running, puzzle hunts (like the Stanford Game), dance parties, indoor home-run derbies and other things that make my daughter, son and wife happy.
Charlie earned an A.B with honors in Computer and Information Technology from Harvard University, and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School where he graduated with high distinction as a Baker Scholar.