White Star Capital

Founded 2007
Founders Christian Hernandez Eric Martineau-Fortin Jean-Francois Marcoux

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Total investments 104
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$10M
Portfolio companies 66
Rounds per year 7.43
Lead investments 22
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.24
Exits 12
Key employees 7
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • FinTech
  • Financial Services
  • E-Commerce
  • Credit
  • Artificial Intelligence
Summary

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

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Exclusible

Digital Marketing
Marketplace
1
$2M31 Aug 2021

Angel Host

Property Management
Rental
Rental Property
Vacation Rental
1
$5M26 Aug 2021 Canada, Montréal

Butternut Box

E-Commerce
Pet
Subscription Service
n/a
$54M10 Aug 2021 United Kingdom, London

900.care

Consumer Goods
Personal Health
1
$11M30 Jun 2021 France, Paris

Novisto

Enterprise Software
Management Information Systems
SaaS
Software
Sustainability
1
$7M25 May 2021 Canada, Montreal

Uncapped

Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Payments
n/a
20 May 2021 United Kingdom, London

Percent

Blockchain
Credit
Financial Services
FinTech
Funding Platform
Information Services
1
$12M22 Apr 2021 United States, New York

Flash Coffee

Coffee
E-Commerce
Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
1
$15M07 Apr 2021 Singapore, Singapore

Chingari

Social
Video
n/a
$13M01 Apr 2021 India, Bengaluru
News
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. Read more
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. Read more

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