Christian is the co-founder and Managing Partner of White Star Capital, an investor in early-stage companies. Christian has over 16 years of operating experience in technology companies, developing and scaling products and businesses internationally.
Prior to co-founding White Star Capital, Christian worked at Facebook and led the international expansion of the company’s Business Development, Platform and Gaming Partnerships groups.
He previously held leadership roles in the US and Europe at Google and Microsoft and started his career in technology at MicroStrategy, a start-up he joined prior to its 1999 IPO. Christian has worked closely with entrepreneurs and leading VCs and has been an active Angel investor and advisor. He serves on the Board of Advisors of Seedcamp and the Digital Task force for the EVCA.
Christian holds a degree in Economics from Duke University and an MBA from The Wharton School. Born in El Salvador and having grown up across Latin America, the US and Europe, he now resides in London with his wife and three children.
|Oct, 2016||Aire||$2M / Venture (Lead)||White Star Capital|
|Sep, 2016||KeyMe||$15M / Series C||White Star Capital|
|Aug, 2016||DICE||$6M / Series A||White Star Capital|
|Jan, 2016||Aire||$3.6M / Venture (Lead)||White Star Capital|
|Jan, 2016||Second Home||$10.7M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2016||KeyMe||$20M / Series B||White Star Capital|
|May, 2015||Mitoo Sports||$1.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2014||DICE||$1.7M / Seed||White Star Capital|
|Jul, 2014||Glow Digital Media||$7M / Series A (Lead)||White Star Capital|
|Apr, 2014||KeyMe||$7.8M / Series A||White Star Capital|
|Apr, 2014||Bloglovin||$7M / Series A||White Star Capital|
|Jul, 2013||mxHero||$1.25M / Seed||White Star Capital|
|Feb, 2013||Mitoo Sports||$1M / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2013||Hole 19||undisclosed amount / Seed||White Star Capital|
|Oct, 2012||Summly||$1.23M / Venture||White Star Capital|
|Jun, 2012||Bloglovin||$1M / Series A||White Star Capital|
|Jun 17, 2016||TechCrunch - The Europas Awards 2016 honored the best tech startups in Europe|
|Nov 13, 2015||Business Insider (tech) - An ex-Facebook exec just launched a $70 million fund for tech startups|
|Feb 10, 2015||Fast Company - How 1,000 Plants, A Greenhouse Bubble, And Stella McCartney Could Change The Way We Work|
|Oct 16, 2014||TechCrunch - To Stay In The Game, European VCs Wake Up To Offering Services And Software|
|Jul 10, 2013||TechCrunch - Christian Hernandez Leaves Facebook For White Star Capital, Raising $100M Fund|
|Nov 15, 2011||Webrazzi - Christian H. Gallardo Talked About ‘The Power of the Graph’ in Webrazzi Summit|
|Sep 22, 2011||TechCrunch - Istanbul, here I come (get your discount codes for the Webrazzi Summit here)|
|Aug 19, 2011||Webrazzi - Webrazzi Summit Registration Started! Facebook, Twitter, Yossi Vardi and Many Major Names in Istanbul!|