Meet the VC: Charles McCormick | Partner with Beni VC

November 8, 2023

Charles F. McCormick

Charles McCormick

Beni VC

Meet the VC is a monthly panel event hosted by Escalon and its partners. This month, we had an engaging discussion with Charles McCormick | Partner with Beni VC to discuss fundraising, investment thesis, the current investment climate and more with our partners MRGN, McCormick & O’Brien, LLP and Bridge Bank.


About Charles McCormick

Charles F. McCormick is a Partner with Beni VC and the head of the Corporate Group at McCormick & O’Brien, LLP.  Charles has over 25 years of experience working with investors, entrepreneurs, and executives in a diverse range of industries.  Charles has published numerous articles in this area, and is the creator of the Founder Accord, which is a basic deal sheet among founders that sets a new entrepreneurial industry standard for protecting founders while they develop their ideas and grow their businesses. He is also the director of the NYC Startup Academy.  Charles holds a BA Fordham College and a JD from the University of Chicago Law School. 


About Beni VC

BVC is a Venture Capital Fund that is powered by its extensive networks and access to significant, high-impact deals. With deep connections to major players in the industry and a network of venture capital funds and entrepreneurs, we offer our portfolio companies a unique advantage.

Our passion for venture capital and our drive to learn and explore new spaces is evident in everything we do. We actively seek out investments that have the potential to make a massive social impact, and we are committed to supporting our portfolio companies with both financial and non-financial resources.

We are looking for CEO’s who have a proven track record of strong leadership, co-investors who share our vision for creating positive change, and companies that have the potential for both high returns and lasting impact. We offer equity/convertible notes and a streamlined exit strategy post Series A.

At BeniVC, we believe in providing “quiet money” and the room for growth that companies need to succeed. Join us in our mission to build a better future through impactful, profitable investments.

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About Escalon

Escalon offers all the essential business services needed to maintain a company. A single, trusted resource for everything from part-time CFO services and HR, to accounting, tax, payroll, and insurance.

Experience the peace of mind of having all your company’s back-office needs running seamlessly in the background. Escalon is centered around the idea of making life easier for serial entrepreneurs and savvy CEO’s.

We’re with you at every stage. Our strategic advice and efficient services in finance & people-related matters enable us to escort early stage companies through transformation into large enterprises or successful exits.

Meet our partners


MRGN is the heartbeat of an aspiring small business; a budgeting platform that guides SMBs through the arduous business planning process. After MRGN creates their financial model, it provides the business with intuitive insights that drive efficiency and scalability – no need for a CFO. Users can also delegate to, and collaborate with, their coworkers, as well as simulate a wide variety of scenarios that could potentially impact their cash flow, before they happen.

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McCormick & O'Brien, LLP

Our clients’ interests and goals are paramount and determine our approach to each matter.  We are mindful that every matter presents different problems and we carefully analyze the potential cost, time demands, media exposure, regulatory implications and impact on our client’s other pending or future matters.

We also recognize that the successful resolution of disputes requires effective communication with our clients. We take great care in maintaining close contact with our clients to keep them fully informed regarding the progress of their matters and to aid us in obtaining the best possible outcome.

We actively manage each matter to obtain a favorable resolution at a reasonable cost, and are committed to utilizing the latest in technology to enhance our ability to deliver pragmatic, cost-effective and efficient services to our clients.

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Bridge Bank

Bridge Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, delivers relationship banking that puts clients at the center of everything. Founded in 2001 in Silicon Valley, Bridge Bank offers a full spectrum of tailored business banking solutions throughout the Bay Area and has specialized expertise focused on life sciences and technology and innovation companies, at every stage in their life cycle, through its offices in major tech hubs across the country. Bridge Bank also serves the private equity and venture capital communities and provides business escrow services. Bridge Bank is part of Western Alliance Bancorporation, which has more than $65 billion in assets. Influential sources from Forbes to American Banker again rank Western Alliance Bank among the toAs a regional bank with significant national capabilities, Bridge Bank delivers the reach, resources and local market expertise that make a difference for customers. For more information, visit For careers with Bridge Bank and Western Alliance Bank, visit U.S. banks in 2023. . 

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