Looking back at our investment from Seed to IPO

Safello Team

We are thrilled to share that our portfolio company Safello went public today on the Nasdaq First North after a successful and highly oversubscribed pre-IPO fundraising round.

Safello is a tech-enabled digital asset brokerage that enables the buying and selling of cryptocurrencies in a safe and compliant environment. Since its launch in 2013, the company’s mission has been to democratize the adoption of cryptocurrencies with full transparency and regulation at the forefront.

We were early believers in the Digital Asset sector, having invested in Cryex in 2014. However, due to an…


About White Star Capital:

White Star Capital is a global multi-stage technology investment platform that invests in exceptional entrepreneurs building ambitious, international businesses. Operating out of New York, London, Paris, Montreal, Toronto, Tokyo, and Hong Kong, our presence, perspective, and people enable us to partner closely with founders to help them scale internationally from Series A onwards.

About the role:

The Canada Investment Team is looking for a Summer/Fall Analyst (June 2021 to December 2021 — flexible on end date) to work with us on sourcing, sector research, due diligence, and investment decision making. …


Debt is everywhere (and that’s not a bad thing)

Where does our notion of debt come from? Anthropologist David Graeber illustrates in his book numerous examples of implicit credit systems that greased social and commercial relationships around the world, long before fiat currency was introduced. At the core of our modern economies, IOUs in the form of debt still power the circulation of resources and value creation. Debt markets have been a long standing pillar of capitalism whether through the bond securitization craze of Salomon Brothers and Drexel Burnham in the late 80s, the rise of P2P lending by Lending…


In our 2020 Southeast Asia Venture Capital Report, we explored the underlying macroeconomic and demographic trends that have driven Southeast Asia’s real GDP per capita to grow four times faster than the world average, leading to a large, rapidly growing affluent middle-class and thriving tech ecosystem [1].

These attractive fundamentals in Southeast Asia led to our first investment in the region in 2020, the $18m Series B of Pop Meals (formerly known as Dahmakan), a Malaysian food delivery platform focused on using a tech-enabled approach to target the mass-market — “popular meals at even more popular prices”.

Our conviction rests…


Another great milestone accomplished by Cherif, Anna, Alexis and the whole Dialogue team — Congratulations on the IPO from all of us at White Star Capital!

Dialogue Team

Dialogue went public today at a market capitalization reaching C$1B (US$798m) which represents a 13x multiple for White Star on our first investment in their Series A three years ago. We wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on our key learnings from what has been an exciting journey so far!

Dialogue Through The Numbers

We are proud of how far Dialogue has come since our initial investment in early 2018, when the Company…


About White Star Capital:

White Star Capital is a global multi-stage technology investment platform that invests in exceptional entrepreneurs building ambitious, international businesses. Operating out of New York, London, Paris, Montreal, Toronto, Tokyo, and Hong Kong, our presence, perspective, and people enable us to partner closely with founders to help them scale internationally from Series A onwards.

About the role:

The Canada Investment Team is looking for a Winter/Spring Analyst to work with us on sourcing, sector research, due diligence, and investment decision making for its early-stage, Series A and B, Fund III. The Analyst will also support us in…


As this unprecedented year comes to a close, the White Star Capital team wanted to take some time to reflect on the accomplishments of our portfolio companies and the achievements of our team in 2020.

Over the last year, we’ve added four new investments to our portfolio: Ledn in Canada, Multis in France, Finn.auto in Germany, and Himedi in South Korea. This year has also brought the exit of Freshly, which was acquired by Nestle for $1.5bn including earnout. This acquisition resulted in 1.25x return on Fund I and represents more than 12x on our investments in the company throughout…


by Nick Stocks, Alex Wilson and Duc Nguyen

TL;DR: We’re excited to lead finn.auto’s €20m Series A round, the German car subscription platform hoping to change car ownership for good

Acquiring a car is a pain, be it purchasing, leasing or renting. We know all too well the stereotypical offline dealership experience. Too much choice and too little trust. Too many forms and too little transparency. The jargon, the large upfront and also the small hidden costs. More often than not, consumers leave the dealership worn out with a hole in their pocket from purchasing a not so perfect car…


H2 2020 Deep Dive on the Mobility Ecosystem from the Eyes of an International Investor

We are happy to present you with the latest installment in our series of industry deep dives, following our Foodtech, Industrial Tech, Wellbeing, Digital Health, Future of Work, Fintech and Artificial Intelligence reports.

In our newest report, we take a look at the Mobility ecosystem, focusing on the global 2020 funding outlook, the industry’s growth over the last decade, and how leaders like Uber, Grab, Citymapper and others are reshaping the way people and goods move around the world.

At White Star Capital, we…


White Star Capital is a global technology investment platform partnering with exceptional entrepreneurs who are building the iconic companies of tomorrow. With offices in London, Paris, New York, Toronto, Montreal, Tokyo and Hong Kong, our presence, perspective and deep operational expertise enables us to partner with founders to help them scale globally from Series A onwards.

Find out more at www.whitestarcapital.com

We have backed a number of leading start-ups at the Series A and Series B stages globally, including the likes of Freshly, Tier Mobility, Dollar Shave Club, Clark, Meero and Butternut Box. In Europe over the last few years…

White Star Capital

White Star Capital is an international venture and early growth-stage investment platform in technology. We partner with founders who aspire to scale globally.

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