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Today’s Killer Startup: Charlie Is Your New Secret Weapon

Today’s Killer Startup: Charlie

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Elevator Pitch

Charlie goes through hundreds of online sources to create a one-pager about anyone you’re going to meet with – before you meet them.


Why It’s A Killer Startup

I’m part of the team of a startup that was in the San Francisco accelerator Matter. Before our first demo day in San Francisco, I spent hours looking up information on all of the guests who were registered to visit. I wanted to make sure that our whole team knew who the important investors were, as well as a few facts we could talk about with them.


If our demo day were tomorrow instead of half a year ago, I would use the Charlie App to do all of that for me.


According to the homepage, Charlie saves an average of 57 Google searches before every meeting. For time-strapped entrepreneurs, those 57 minutes can mean the difference between showing up fully prepared to a meeting and showing up not knowing anything at all. Let’s be real – those searches are probably going to be the last thing on most people’s to-do lists.


Some of the biggest names in tech have already started utilizing Charlie; their site boasts testimonials from people at Ogilvy, Groupon, and Hootsuite. Luckily for you, Charlie is free, which means that even a bootstrapping founder can have access to the same information and show up with the same level of preparation as the head of a multibillion dollar company.


Basically, you have no excuse for showing up to meetings unprepared, from here on out. Whether you have a demo day, a meeting with a potential investor, or you’re trying to bring more partners on board – get Charlie on it.



Your new secret weapon: @AppCharlie will tell you everything you need to know about everyone you SHOULD know


Photo Credits | Startup Stock Photos

Author : Emma McGowan

Emma is a proud native of Burlington, Vermont, who has lived in six different countries over the past two years. She's living and loving the global nomad life and writing about technology and startups everywhere she goes. Check out more of her writing about tech on (the more titillating stuff) KinkAndCode.. Follow her on Twitter @MissEmmaMcG.

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