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Skip Besthoff

MBA '99

General Partner
Castile Ventures (Boston, MA)


Skip Besthoff has an investment focus in on-demand applications, technology- enabled services and Internet-based businesses. Prior to Castile, Mr. Besthoff was at Rho Ventures where he had a strong record of investing in and participating on the boards of market-transforming software and services companies including Everdream (acquired by Dell), IntraLinks (acquired by TA/Rho), Megapath, and Verified Person.

Earlier in his career, Skip spent five years in Boston as a manager for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). In this position he led large-scale systems development and integration projects for Fortune 100 companies. He also participated in building new practice areas including the SAP line of business.

Prior to joining Rho, Skip was with Alliance Consulting Group, focusing primarily on growth strategy formulation and e-commerce. Previously, he spent five years with Andersen Consulting performing large-scale systems integration and process reengineering engagements.


Skip is a graduate of Hamilton College with a BA in Economics. He received his MBA with honors from Cornell University where he was awarded the distinguished Alfred Fried Fellowship for his academic achievements.