White Star Capital

White Star Capital

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Headquarters Location

United States, New York


White Star Capital is the renowned VC, which was created in 2007. This investor is located in North America, United States. The main office of this VC is situated in New York.

The fund was established by Christian Hernandez, Eric Martineau-Fortin, Jean-Francois Marcoux. We also identified another 6 core personnel in our database.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 5-6 participants. Aside from White Star Capital, start-ups are often funded by ff Venture Capital, Real Ventures, Ravin Gandhi and 47 other funds. The most common co-investors for the fund are Real Ventures, Portag3 Ventures, Global Founders Capital and also 61 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Real Ventures, iNovia Capital, ff Venture Capital, as well as 40 other investors.

Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Artificial Intelligence, Apps. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 13 more areas of investment. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 6 other locations. Also, a start-up has to be aged 2-3 years to expect investment from this fund. Dollar Shave Club, Meero, KeyMe are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded.

This fund was the most active in 2019. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 14 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. When White Star Capital invests, the average start-up valuation is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2017. White Star Capital is involved in 18 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. The fund usually participates in 2-6 investment rounds per year. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: whitestarvc.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

22.9% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

4.8 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at unicorn-nest.com/dataset-what-we-tweet-vs-what-we-invest]

0.14 out of 1

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.2 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Funds Investing in Previous

ff Venture Capital, Real Ventures

Funds Investing in Following

Real Ventures, iNovia Capital, ff Venture Capital

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