Skip Besthoff focuses in digital media, Internet and software-related businesses. He draws upon over 20 years of experience in technology-related industries as a developer, strategist and investor to identify next generation companies poised to take advantage of emerging market trends.
He has represented Castile on the boards of ByAllAccounts (acquired by Morningstar) and Health Guru Media (acquired by Kitara Media). Skip is currently serving as CEO of Castile portfolio company InboundWriter.
Prior to Castile, Mr. Besthoff was a principal at Rho Ventures where he invested in and participated on the boards of market-transforming companies including Everdream (acquired by Dell), IntraLinks (NYSE: IL) and MPV (acquired by Experian). Earlier in his career, Mr. Besthoff held multiple roles in strategy and technology consulting firms serving clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Notably, he spent five years as a consultant and manager at Accenture where he led large-scale systems development projects for leading multi-national corporations. Mr. Besthoff is active in the venture community serving as a speaker, advisor and mentor to a number of industry associations and universities. He holds a BA from Hamilton College and an MBA with honors from Cornell University where he was awarded the distinguished Alfred Fried Fellowship. He also serves on the board of KIPP Massachusetts, a charter school network in the greater Boston area.