CHARLES MICHAEL YIM is a seasoned serial entrepreneur and angel investor from Silicon Valley with 2 successful exits and has raised $1 Billion to date for ventures he’s been involved with. He’s passionate about inventing and building innovative consumer focused companies through his venture studio Sync VC that span across technology, health and wellness, CPG and crypto. Charles is best known for being a Reality TV Star on ABC’s Emmy Award winning show Shark Tank where he convinced all 5 celebrity investors including Mark Cuban to invest $1M together into Breathometer. Charles then placed 1st out of 10,000 startups in Sir Richard Branson’s Xtreme Tech Challenge competition earning a direct investment.
Charles has appeared on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank and has been interviewed by Forbes, Fortune, CNBC’s Squawk Box, Dr. Oz, GMA, ABC News, CNN, BBC, MSNBC, Inc. Magazine, 500 Startups, TechCrunch, Mashable, Venture Beat, Buzzfeed, USA Today, NY Times, Fox Business News, HuffPost, Wall Street Journal, etc. Charles was nominated for Forbes’ top 30under30 under Technology and a Champion of Change for Crowd-funding Entrepreneurs at the White House in 2013 where he met with President Obama. Charles sits on the Board of Advisors for 202Works, AirSelfie, Lumitic, CaliWater, and Flowly. Charles is an alumni and mentor at Stanford University’s StartX Accelerator Program. Charles has authored multiple patents in design and utility for breath analysis and is the author of a book on entrepreneurship (McGraw Hill). Charles graduated with a B.S. in Business Economics from UC Riverside and from Stanford Graduate School of Business.