Charlie Plauche is a Partner at S3 Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm in Austin, TX with $500 million under management. S3’s focus is investing in Texas-based B2B software companies at seed, Series A, and Series B stages but S3 has also invested in consumer/med-tech and outside of TX. Charlie currently serves on the boards of S3 portfolio companies Alkami Technology, AtmosphereTV, Interplay Learning, Levelset, Liveoak Technologies, OutboundEngine, and Tango Health. Previous board duties include Favor Delivery (acquired by H-E-B), Kimbia (acquired by GiveGab), Pristine (acquired by Upskill), and TVA Medical (Observer – acquired by Becton Dickinson, NYSE:BDX).
Prior to S3, Charlie was with Harbert Private Equity Funds, a subsidiary of Harbert Management Corporation. At Harbert, Charlie analyzed and structured leveraged buyouts in the healthcare and manufacturing sectors and assisted with portfolio management. He received his MBA from the McCombs School at the University of Texas in Austin and his BS in Finance from the University of Mississippi, where he was a Holmes Scholarship recipient and a Mississippi Eminent Scholar.