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What is Detective by Charlie?

Detective by Charlie is the Intelligence Platform for Sellers.
Every day, thousands of sellers use Detective's prospect research to win the trust of any executive they call.

Company Background

Charlie was founded by Aaron Frazin and Rob Volk and is based in Chicago. They have raised 4.2m in seed funding led by GoAhead Ventures with participation from Lightbank (founders of Groupon), Hyde Park Venture Partners, Confluence Capital Partners, Patrick Spain (the founder and CEO of Hoovers), Lon Chow and Armando Pauker of Apex Venture Partners. Charlie graduated from the Dreamit Ventures accelerator in Philadelphia and 1871 in Chicago.


Aaron Frazin (Cofounder and CEO) has always been an entrepreneur and built his first company as a teenager: a small web design and animation shop. He’s since worked at Prezi on their global strategy and was one of the 20 entrepreneurs from around the world selected for the Kauffman Foundation’s entrepreneurial fellowship which grooms the “top young entrepreneurs from around the world.”

Rob Volk (Cofounder and CTO) is a technologist and entrepreneur who loves building scalable software that connects people. Rob was previously the CTO of Beyond Diet, a diet and nutrition company that helped over 350k people lose weight. He’s also built many large-scale custom enterprise applications for Fortune 500 companies.


We’ve built Detective using the best development practices and have implemented multiple levels of industry standard security to keep your data safe. Let’s just say, we don’t take this lightly.

As for the information we find about other people: everything that Detective finds is freely available on the web. Detective simply performs the research on your behalf and automates the research anyone could perform with Google today (albeit, it might take a few hours to replicate what Detective does).

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