Our Mission

Charmides Capital is a venture capital fund that co-invests with institutional investors in Indiana and the Midwest to fund early stage startups. The firm identifies business to business software as a service companies that we believe demonstrate high growth potential. With a group of partners who possess a diverse set of backgrounds, we bring strategic value to a wide range of companies.

Why Charmides?

Charmides, Plato's uncle, was well known in 5th Century B.C.E. Athens for possessing the Greek virtue of "sophrosyne", which has no direct translation in English. Plato immortalized this in a dialogue between Socrates and Charmides that bears the latter's name. The Greek word refers to a well developed consciousness of oneself and one's legitimate duties in relation to others. It involves both a sense of dignity and self-command, along with an awareness of one's strengths and weaknesses. We at Charmides Capital wish to emulate the virtue that Socrates's interlocutor demonstrates in all of our actions.

Charmides in the News

Indianapolis Business Journal article on Charmides Capital:

New Venture Firm Charmides off to Blazing Start