White Star Capital

White Star Capital

A venture capital and private equity firm investing in companies in North America, Europe and Asia.

White Star Capital is a venture capital and private equity firm investing in early-stage companies in North America, Europe and Asia that is headquartered in New york City, New York and was founded in 2007 by Christian Hernandez, Eric Martineau-Fortin, and jean-Francois Marcoux. The firm has offices in New York City, New York; London, England; Montreal, Quebec; Paris, France; and tokyo, Japan.

Notable investments made by White Star Capital include: Klaxoon, Dialogue, Borrowell, KeyMe, Clark, Unacast, and Packhelp.

Investment funds

Second Fund

On June 3, 2018 White Star Capital announced raising $180 million in funding for their second venture capital fund. The firm plans on using their second fund to focus on investing in companies that need funding to help them expand internationally by making investments between $1 to $6 million in each company.

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Funded Companies

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Dollar Shave Club offers a monthly membership service that delivers stainless steel razor blades and other personal grooming products to customers by mail.

A company offering a software platform for managing insurance.

launchrock is a Columbus, Ohio-based company founded by Jameson Detweiler.

Ludia is a Montreal-based company.

Freshly is a New York City-based company.

Bloglovin' is a company founded by Mattias Storm.

Meero is a photography company founded by Lestrade Guillaume.

TIER Mobility is a company founded by Julian Blessin.

Execution Labs is a video game company founded by Jason Della Rocca, Keith Katz and Alexandre Pelletier-Normand.

dfuse is a Canada-based blockchain company.

Dog food company in the UK.

Unacast is a New York City-based company founded by Thomas Walle Jensen.

Klaxoon is a France-based educational technology company.

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People

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Christian Hernandez

Founder

David Szekely

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Eric Martineau-Fortin

Employee

John Henderson

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Lylan Masterman

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Ricardo A. Sagrera

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Catherine Shu
February 27, 2020
TechCrunch
Dahmakan, a full-stack food delivery startup based in Malaysia, announced today that it has closed a $18 million Series B. Investors include Rakuten Capital, White Star Capital, JAFCO Asia and GEC-KIP Fund, along with participation from South Korean food delivery app Woowa Brothers, and returning investors Partech Partners and Y Combinator. This brings Dahmakan's total [...]
Alex Wilhelm
December 19, 2019
TechCrunch
Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the grey space in between. Today, we're digging into a host of data concerning the East Coast venture capital scene, specifically looking into the performance of its two key startup markets. It's 12 degrees Fahrenheit as I write this in [...]
Isabelle Kirkwood
December 17, 2019
BetaKit
A report from White Star Capital noted a decrease in deal volume but an increase in deal size particularly for sectors like FinTech and AI.

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