An industry veteran with extensive investment and operational experience, Nina Saberi founded Castile to bring capital, deep industry expertise and hands-on management experience to a new generation of entrepreneurial businesses. In pursuit of this mission, Castile became a highly respected top ranking early stage VC firm.
Ms. Saberi focuses in cloud-based services, networking and ecommerce infrastructure. She is currently the chair at VGo Communications and serves on the boards of Agiliance, Connotate and Funambol. Ms. Saberi was the founding VC at Ahura Scientific (acquired by Thermo Fisher) and ChosenSecurity (acquired by PGP/Symantec), and was founding VC and chair of Quantiva (acquired by NetScout). She led Castile's investments in Sonus (NASDAQ: SONS), Network Intelligence (acquired by EMC), and Trapeze Networks (acquired by Belden). She was an early investor in Aurora Networks (acquired by Pace), and an investor and director at Brix Networks (acquired by EXFO), GeoTrust (acquired by VeriSign), and Stargus (acquired by C-COR), where she was also the chair. Ms. Saberi joined the venture community as a general partner at OneLiberty Ventures.
Prior to OneLiberty Ventures, Ms. Saberi was president and CEO of venture-backed Netlink, acquired by Cabletron as one of the top three acquisitions of its year. During her operating career, she successfully led Amnet to its acquisition, managed an international joint venture for Data General and Singapore Telecom and held executive marketing and engineering positions at BBN and Avanti Communications.
In 2010, Ms. Saberi was recognized by AlwaysOn as one of the top VCs in the East, and in 2006 by Mass High Tech as an All Star in Finance. She is the Chairman Emeritus of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (formerly known as the Massachusetts Network Communications Council) and has served on the President’s Advisory Council at University of Rhode Island where she received her BS in Electrical Engineering. In 2007, URI honored Ms. Saberi with the President's Distinguished Achievement Award. She is a frequent speaker at venture capital and entrepreneurial events, a lecturer for Babson’s fast track MBA program, and a guest lecturer at Bentley and Harvard.