I’m Charles Fitzgerald and this is my blog. I write on the economics of technology platforms and whatever else captures my interest.

I am the Managing Director of Platformonomics, LLC, which provides strategy consulting services to a select number of technology ventures.

I am or have been an investor, adviser, mentor and/or board member for a number of startups including Algorithmia, AppSheet, Azuqua, Blockstream, buuteeq (acquired by Priceline), CoinLab, Exponential Entertainment, Fanzo, Hyperbotic Labs, Indix, LeadMethod, LendingRobot, MergeVR, miPS Labs, OfferUp, Outreach, Pixvana, Puzzazz, RIPL, and Shippable.

I am particularly interested in Bitcoin, metaverse platform/VR and privacy-as-a-business.

You can contact me at blog [at] platformonomics.com

Online Presence

AngeList – don’t miss my interest in Animal Feed


SeekingAlpha – I republish some blog posts about public companies here

StockTwits – I republish some blog posts about public companies here.


Past Affiliations

The Johns Hopkins University – BA in Economics

Microsoft Corporation – amongst other things, worked on Flight Simulator, Windows 95, Internet Explorer 3 and 4, the MSJVM, Microsoft .NET and was General Manager of Platform Strategy.

pi Corporation – acquired by EMC Corporation and combined with Mozy, Inc.

Mozy, Inc. – vice president, product management

VMware – helped launch Cloud Foundry and build a polyglot developer relations organization

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