Material Minds is more than a business. It is a collection of experienced entrepreneurs and executives helping technology entrepreneurs transition from startup to scaleup. Each of us brings a unique perspective honed from years of experience working in the technology field. We believe in evidence based management and consequently support an active research program to better understand what it takes to grow world-class companies.
As individuals we work with companies on a full-time or part-time basis. We focus on helping entrepreneurs improve their market potential, raise capital and build leadership skills.
Charles spent 15 years as co founder and CEO of Synamics, a telecommunications software firm that provided mass calling platforms to telcos. Since then he has been an officer, director or investor in a dozen technology companies. Charles has worked in investment banking, venture capital and banking serving the technology industry and provided financing, consulting and coaching services to dozens of firms and training to thousands.
He spent four years at MaRS ending as CFO and spent seven years on the faculty of York’s Schulich School of Business. He is now at the University of Toronto where he’s a Senior Fellow at the Impact Centre doing research and teaching courses in innovation and entrepreneurship. He has an MBA in marketing and is a Chartered Accountant.
cplant (at) materialminds.com