Randy Castleman is an experienced venture investor and advisor to institutional investors and family offices on private investments, particularly in disruptive emerging technologies. Randy was a senior advisor to multifamily office Signature Family Wealth Advisors (now Brown Advisory) on its illiquid investments, particularly venture capital and direct investments, secondaries and co-invests. Randy was a co-founder and partner of Court Square Ventures (Automated Insights, CSTV, Yandex), a venture capital firm investing in enabling technologies in communications, digital media, and information technology. There, he was involved in all aspects of the firm’s operations, including fund conception and fundraising, staffing, deal sourcing and selection, portfolio management and company development, investment liquidity, and relationships with the firm’s top-tier institutional limited partners.
Prior to Court Square, he was president of a family office, including its direct investing, asset allocation, manager selection and monitoring. He was involved in the formation of synthetic biology startup Rheogene (acquired by Intrexon), was an advisor to a White House-convened CEO advisory council on intellectual property, privacy, and security, and headed technology strategy at ASCAP in NY.
Randy served as an entrepreneur in residence at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, where he helped top research scientists explore commercial opportunities in robotics, artificial intelligence and the use of DNA as a data storage medium.
Randy has a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School.
Panel Discussion: Idea to A-Round
A diverse group of panelists including one of IP Group, Inc.’s portfolio start-ups will analyze what it takes to turn an exciting technology into an investment opportunity.