Charles is CEO of Algebraix Data Corp and leads the effort to develop the ALX ledger. Charles is a career entrepreneur with 30 years of experience of raising capital and building successful enterprises that focus on finance, technology, and media. He was an early visionary in the dot com era as founder and CEO of RealAge.com, one of the first companies to use Big Data to connect individuals to relevant advertisers. The company raised capital in the dot com boom, survived the crash by building a profitable business, and was sold to the Hearst corporation. He is also a co-founder and board member of Reality Shares an innovator in the securities industry with 5 publicly traded ETFs.
As an early investor in Algebraix Data, he recognized the significance of Data Algebra to the entire software field and has financed the applied math R&D for 7 years. He is the originator and driving force behind the company's blockchain initiative.
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