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Charlie ODonnell, Co-Founder & CEO: Path 101, Founder: nextNY

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Charlie is the co-founder of Path 101, a NYC-based startup company focused on career discovery on the web. The site helps everyone from college students to professionals in late-career transition figure out their next career steps using innovative analysis of publicly available resumes and profiles, community powered advice, and personality assessments. Job candidates can figure out what "people like me" are doing with their careers and the site aims to be the first stop for career research--a "pre-Monster.com". The company is the culmination of over 7 years of efforts in the career education space starting and running mentoring programs, internship programs, and recently teaching as an adjunct at Fordham University. Charlie is also the founder of nextNY, a grassroots a participant-driven organization of almost 2,000 up and coming digital media and technology professionals in NYC--the largest in the area. Previously an analyst for Union Square Ventures, the New York City based early stage venture capital fund. Charlie focused on early stage investments in technology enabled service businesses such as del.icio.us, Indeed.com, Feedburner, BugLabs, Etsy, and Oddcast. Prior to joining Union Square Ventures, he spent four years at the General Motors pension fund’s $6 billion private markets group, where he worked extensively on venture capital partnerships focusing on emerging technology as well as private equity investments in the consumer sector.