General Partner, Foundation Capital
A general partner, Charles Moldow joined Foundation Capital on the heels of successfully building two companies from early start-up through greater-than-$100 million in sales. His experience spans general management, sales, marketing, product management, and business development.
Most recently, Moldow spent 5.5 years with Tellme Networks and was a member of the founding executive team. In his role as senior vice president of sales and business development, he and his team collaborated with the country's largest corporations to change the way they use the phone to interact with customers. Over the past five years, he has led Tellme in booking over $500 million in contracted revenue backlog from notable companies such as American Airlines, AT&T, Cingular, Dominos, E*Trade, FedEx, Fidelity, Merrill Lynch, UnitedHealth Group, UPS, USAA, Verizon, and Wells Fargo.
Prior to Tellme moving to its enterprise model in 2001, Moldow led business development, advertising sales, and international. Most notably, he led Tellme in raising one of the largest private financing rounds in the country post Internet bubble, adding $125 million in cash to the company balance sheet during tough market conditions in August, 2000.
Previously, Moldow was a member of the founding team of internet access provider @Home Network. He incubated the initial idea for @Home while at TCI Cable and then became the founding vice president of business development in 1994. Over the first two years, he worked to secure long-term distribution deals with the nation's largest cable operators. In 1996, he established the @Media division and over the ensuing three years helped establish @Media as the leading broadband media provider. In 1998, he assisted in the $7 billion acquisition of Excite Network and, after the merger, became general manager of Matchlogic, the $80 million division focused on interactive advertising.
Moldow's entrepreneurial penchant dates back to 1989 when he co-founded two businesses. The first, OnTime Guide, established itself as the leading source of travel information for business executives, replacing the OAG Pocket Flight Guide as the must-have resource for frequent business travelers. The second, PrimeTime Partners, attempted to establish a new category of self-liquidating promotions on behalf of advertisers and direct marketers. Prior to the start-up ventures, he spent three years in the Mergers and Acquisitions practice at Merrill Lynch.
Moldow holds a B.S. degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and received his MBA from Harvard University. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife and four children.
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