Charles Smart


Charles re-joined Cross Creek in 2017 as a Principal, after previously working at the firm as an analyst in 2010. Currently he is focused on investments in B2B software and consumer Internet companies. Prior to Cross Creek, Charles held operating roles with DigiCert, an Internet security company, where he was responsible for product strategy and M&A. Prior to DigiCert, he was an Associate at Battery Ventures, where he specialized in growth investments in application and infrastructure software companies. He sourced or was actively involved with Battery’s investments in AppDynamics, Amplitude, and Appboy. Charles began his career as an investment banking analyst in Deutsche Bank’s TMT group in San Francisco.

Charles received his BS in Economics from the University of Utah.