Michael appears in the Top 100 People in Finance Magazine

Michael Castillero

Managing Director/Founder



StraightPath Venture Partners is a premier, boutique private equity firm, specializing in pre-IPO investing and startup venture capital. The New York City-based company boasts a management team offering over 100 years’ of combined wealth management and investment experience.


Owner and founder, Michael Castillero aims to bring high-tech, high-growth investment opportunities to regular investors and brokerage firms, as such prospects are often only available to individuals with high net worth, professional investors, wholesale investors, or investment funds.  Since 2010, he’s cultivated an impressive network within the pre-IPO, niche financial space, with strong ties to privately held companies in Silicon Valley.  Such connections offer smaller investors the chance to get in on investments before others do.


Under Michael’s hands on, pioneering leadership, StraightPath is at the cusp of the leading industry trends, affording private share access that allows its clients to invest early and realize potentially significant gains in a range of sectors such as cloud computing, software-as-a-service, social media, banking and biotechnology. By Year-End 2018, his firm will have been part of $50-$70 million in transactions to various institutions.  


Michael brings over fifteen years of industry experience in different disciplines ranging from the trading of proprietary capital, commodities, equities, and bonds, REITs, variable contracts and venture capital.  He’s earned a Bachelor of Science in management, as well as the Series 7, 63, 65 and life insurance licenses.

Download the 2019 Top 100 People in Finance Magazine and see Michael's feature on page 55.