Castile Ventures is a top-performing early-stage venture capital firm that partners with exceptional entrepreneurs to exploit new waves of disruptive innovations and create market-transforming enterprises.
Since our founding in 1998, we have consistently invested in companies that redefine the status quo, helping to transform bold visions into market leaders. We are grounded by our deep understanding of technology-related markets and by our hands-on experiences. Currently we are focused on partnering with entrepreneurs that provide the enabling infrastructure for new classes of Internet-related businesses. Specific markets we target include broadband-enabled businesses, cloud computing and infrastructure, digital media and mobility.
We are a close-knit partnership with multiple funds under management, and have been recognized among the most active VC firms in New England. Operating as a collaborative team, we embrace a partners-only model that places significant emphasis on leveraging our collective experience and judgment. Like the entrepreneurs we back, we are nimble and highly attuned to industry conditions, making our partnership highly effective in today’s fast-moving markets.
As industry veterans with extensive experience as entrepreneurs, investors and senior executives, we leverage our capital and our expertise to maximize each opportunity. Key tenets of our investment approach include:
Identify target market segments ‘Ahead of the Curve’: As early-stage investors, once a market opportunity is broadly known, the opportunity is lost. We pride ourselves on understanding deep market fundamentals and positioning our companies in markets as they are developing to maximize growth opportunities for years to come. We are highly effective leveraging these insights with entrepreneurs at the formative stages of a creating a business.
Partner with ‘Best in Class’ companies: While many companies may exist in a given segment, only a small, select few rise to leadership positions and create outsized enterprise value. As such, we place significant emphasis on working with entrepreneurs who have a vision to win and dominate a given market.
Invest with Impact: We seek opportunities where we can leverage not only our capital but also our relationships and expertise to create significant competitive advantage. Great chemistry with our entrepreneurs is critical to maximize our value-add and leadership at the syndicate and board levels.
Our firm’s name is based upon the Castile region in Spain where Christopher Columbus, after seven years of fruitless efforts to raise capital, found the backing of Castile’s monarchs. Like a modern entrepreneur, Columbus leveraged his vision, insights and determination to accomplish the unthinkable, unlocking vast wealth, prosperity and innovation.
At Castile Ventures, we deeply admire the venture spirit and seek to support entrepreneurs with similar qualities. Like Castile’s monarchs, we eschew a herd mentality and closely evaluate each opportunity to identify exceptional investments.