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White Star Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Christian Hernandez Eric Martineau-Fortin Jean-Francois Marcoux


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Total investments 143
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 87
Rounds per year 9.53
Lead investments 26
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Exits 12
Key employees 7
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • FinTech
  • Financial Services
  • E-Commerce
  • Software
  • Retail

White Star Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2007. The main office of represented VC is situated in the New York. The company was established in North America in United States.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Artificial Intelligence, Apps. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Dollar Shave Club, Meero, KeyMe.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the White Star Capital, startups are often financed by ff Venture Capital, Real Ventures, Ravin Gandhi. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Real Ventures, Portag3 Ventures, Global Founders Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Real Ventures, iNovia Capital, ff Venture Capital.

The top activity for fund was in 2019. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Opposing the other organizations, this White Star Capital works on 18 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. When the investment is from White Star Capital the average startup value is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 14 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2017.

The current fund was established by Christian Hernandez, Eric Martineau-Fortin, Jean-Francois Marcoux. We also calculated 6 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Thala Labs

$6M27 Oct 2022 -

Carbon6 Technologies

$66M04 Oct 2022 Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

Una Brands

$30M29 Sep 2022 Singapore, Central, Singapore


Health Care
$40M24 Aug 2022 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Flash Coffee

Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
$32M12 Jun 2022 Singapore, Central, Singapore

Flare Systems

Information Technology
$7M09 Jun 2022 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

$110M25 May 2022 Munich, Bavaria, Germany


Artificial Intelligence
$5M12 May 2022 Sunnyvale, California, United States

Lighthouse Labs

$7M11 May 2022 -
Numan Raises $40M in Series B Funding

– Numan is a digital platform for men’s health.
– Company raised $40m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by White Star Capital, with participation from existing investors Novator, Vostok New Global, Anthemis Exponential and Colle Capital, and new investor Hanwha Dream Fund.
– The new investment will be used to continue to expand operations and its business reach, as well as the therapeutic areas it covers.

Tech-driven Butternut Box eats its own dog food — raises $55.4M to scale up

– Butternut Box, a London-based fresh dog food business, raised $55.4m funding.
– The round was led by L Catterton and joined by White Star Capital, Five Seasons Ventures and Passion Capital.
– The company bills itself as a “human-grade, fresh dog food company” with a “personalized dietary offering” driven by its own tech platform.


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