Charles Hudson is “one of the few people that’s able to do two things really well at the same time,” Benton said in an email. He’s a venture capitalist at a firm called SoftTech VC, in an industry that doesn’t yet have many black faces. He’s also CEO of Bionic Panda Games, a mobile gaming company for the Android platform. In a 2011 interview, Hudson explained that his day starts at 5 a.m. and his weeks are methodically planned to accommodate both full-time endeavors. “Charles’s dedication has allowed him to break stereotypes in both tech entrepreneurship and venture capital,” Benton said.
In addition to managing a full plate, Hudson blogs—a must for anyone in the tech world (he’s been doing it since way back in 2003)—covering a wide range of tech topics, from e-books to search-engine optimization to social media.