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Castile Ventures is a top-performing early-stage venture capital firm that provides financial backing and strategic guidance to help exceptional entrepreneurs build successful technology businesses.
Since our founding in 1998, the companies we have invested in have brought to market a broad range of products and services to serve the technology needs for enterprises, service providers and the mass market. These have ranged from disruptive enabling technologies through next-generation service infrastructure and delivery platforms to leading edge application software and innovation-enabled Internet services.
Distinguished by the deep business and technology experience of our partners, we lead or co-lead investment syndicates and plan an active role in guiding and advising our portfolio companies. With our unique blend of sector expertise, investment know-how, operational insights, connections to IT decision makers and strong ties to innovators and visionaries, we have been able to attract and develop a portfolio of vigorous, market-transforming businesses, enabling our funds to perform consistently among the best of their peers.
We invest in early-stage enterprises from company formation through product development to initial market expansion. We look for companies that promise to build substantial value.
We invest in companies that are entirely or predominantly located in the US and Canada.
We invest in entrepreneurs building companies serving the technology needs of enterprises, service providers and the mass market.
Roger Walton has an investment focus on advanced computing, component and subsystems, and innovation enabled services. He currently serves or participates on the boards of Sandbridge Technologies and Whaleback Systems. He led Castile's investment and served on the board of Neah Power (OTC BB:NPWS) and was a member of the board of directors at Quantiva (acquired by NetScout) and at Stargus (acquired by C-COR).
Prior to joining Castile in 2000, Mr. Walton advised start-up and established businesses, both solution vendors and service providers, on market, product/service and partnership strategies. Clients included Comverse, SBC, Altiga, Salix and Xedia. For IT analyst Ovum, he researched and authored several reports on information services markets, developed forecasting models and scenarios for emerging segments, and wrote about a broad range of technologies.
Previously, Mr. Walton was a senior marketing executive at Netlink and helped craft the strategic roadmap guiding the success of its frame relay solutions. After the acquisition of Netlink by Cabletron in 1996, Mr. Walton joined Cabletron to lead its carrier marketing initiatives. Prior to Netlink, Mr. Walton was a senior executive at Motorola and Octocom Systems, where he was responsible for marketing a wide range of networking products, and has considerable experience working with service providers to define, develop and deploy leading-edge communications systems.
Mr. Walton holds an MA in Mathematics from Oxford University.
||Ahura Scientific develops high-performance opto-electrical chemical identification solutions for homeland security, public safety, pharmaceutical, industrial and medical markets.|
||Neah Power Systems develops micro fuel cells for portable electronic devices based on a unique silicon-based design.|
||Network Intelligence consolidates and manages enterprise data at the core of compliance and security.|
||PermissionTV is a leading Internet video technology platform provider for content providers.|
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on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 in MA, Sponsored by Nixon Peabody
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