Charlie Pinto

Operating Partner

Charlie is an Operating Partner at Bling Capital and former YC alumnus. As an angel, he has backed a handful of unicorn companies.

Charlie is focused on SaaS, enterprise, marketplace, and consumer health deals.

At Bling Capital, Charlie works closely with all of our portfolio companies and is also a member of the investment team focusing on SaaS, Enterprise, Consumer, Defense Tech, and Frontier Tech. Charlie is responsible for onboarding portfolio companies into our playbooks, managing our founder and venture capital community, and running our Series A program.

Previously, Charlie helped scale product market fit for Google Domains from a $20M internal cost center to a $40M+ EBITDA business doing $200M+ in top-line revenue. He was also responsible for standing up a variety of internal enterprise procurement and customer support teams.

Charlie has also worked with early stage startups. He was the co-founder and CEO of SlidePay, a Y Combinator-backed payments platform for ISVs and marketplaces, acquired by Rocket Lawyer. At Rocket Lawyer Charlie served as a Director of Product Management, helping launch global products and Stripe Atlas’ entity formation product. Charlie began his career as employee #12 at WePay, at the time the easiest way for groups to collect money online, which was acquired by JP Morgan Chase.

Charlie holds a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Maryland, where Charlie was an NCAA Division I athlete. Charlie was a 3x team captain, leading the team from 87th to top-15 in four years. He was also an Atlantic Coast Conference Champion and was ranked as high as 7th in the country in his weight class.

In his spare time, Charlie recently became a Brazilian Jiujitsu World Championship Finalist.