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Kate Castle, Vice President of Marketing

Detailed Bio:

Kate is the Vice President of Marketing at Flybridge Capital Partners where she is responsible for all marketing initiatives, including strategy, positioning, communications, events and public relations. She also plays an active role in providing marketing support and resources to the firm's portfolio companies. 

 

Background

Prior to joining the firm in May 2005, Kate served as Director of Marketing at Battery Ventures where she directed the firm’s marketing and public relations initiatives. Before Battery, Kate spent nearly a decade leading public relations programs for emerging and established companies including corporate PR positions with Cisco Systems and Sangate Systems.  Kate started her PR career at Copithorne & Bellows (acquired by Porter Novelli) where she directed PR programs for technology clients including Hewlett Packard, Software AG, UniSys, and WebLine Communications.

 

Kate also served as a volunteer with the United States Peace Corps teaching English as a Second language at a high school in Gabon, Africa.

 

Kate currently serves as a mentor to entrepreneurs participating in the TechStars Boston program and to high school students participating in the Boston BUILD program.  She previously sat on the board of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge.

 

Education

Kate holds a BA in Anthropology from Wheaton College in Norton, MA where she graduated cum laude and was a Wheaton Fellow.

 

Interests

When not out on hikes with her chocolate lab Ripley, Kate enjoys tennis, running, photography, and traveling. She has spent time living and studying in France, Australia, Indonesia, and Africa. She is an active member of the National Venture Capital Association’s Strategic Communications Group and volunteers with the B.O.N.E.S. therapy dog program through which she and Ripley visit schools, hospitals and nursing homes.