Justin Charbonneau is a Venture Principal at Automotive Ventures. He provides fund operations, deal sourcing, diligence, and post-investment support for Automotive Ventures Fund I and DealerFund I.
Previously, Justin founded and ran a wholesale grape and bulk wine marketplace, growing the platform’s registered userbase to thousands of wine firms and becoming the industry’s largest online source of publicly listed inventory for sale. Prior to striking out on his own as a founder, Justin held various strategy and operations roles, including as an internal consultant within AT&T’s global supply chain strategy organization and an early team member of a high-growth B2B SaaS startup, where he reported directly to the CTO.
As a former startup employee and subsequent founder, Justin has developed a special appreciation for the unique challenges of growing an early stage venture and loves the chance to be a sounding-board and thought-partner for other founders.
Justin is an alum of Emory’s Goizueta Business School and for fun enjoys listening to audiobooks, taking long hikes, and attempting to become handier one weekend DIY home project at a time.