Guiding Chocolate Mobile and Ballpark Ventures
About Charles Canning-Smith
As founder and CEO of Chocolate Mobile, Ltd., Charles Canning-Smith leads a globally networked technology firm with offices in Australia, Chile and the UK, and a presence in Latin America, Central America, Europe, Africa and Asia. His firm emphasizes intensive research and development that leverage collaborative partnerships with leading mobile device manufacturers and carriers. Charles Canning-Smith and his team offer clients award-winning digital marketing solutions that encompass diverse direct-to-consumer distribution channels for photo, music, and video content.
In 2012, Mr. Canning-Smith expanded his entrepreneurial activities to include start-up investment and strategic management as partner with Ballpark Ventures. With an emphasis on disruptive technologies that offer the potential for outsized returns, his company has undertaken selective investments in enterprises such as EyeQuant, Loop Me and Blis Mobile.
Mr. Canning-Smith attended the King's School Macclesfield, UK, where he was a member of the rugby 1st team. He subsequently completed his BA in international business studies and German at the University of Northumbria. Charles Canning-Smith’s past corporate positions include a role as senior analyst with the New York consulting firm Basex.