Eric is the Founder and Managing Partner of White Star Capital, an early-stage investment fund focused on Social Media, Gaming and e-Commerce.
Eric has close to 20 years of investment banking and VC investment experience. He was a founding member and Partner of Messier & Associés, an investment boutique firm in the media and technology space and has been directly involved in more than 50 transactions valued in excess of $10 billion. Eric has been doing early-stage investments since 2007 and has led multiple investments including Ludia, Betaworks and Science Inc, in which he holds Board seats, Dollar Shave Club, Bloglovin’ and Summly.
White Star Capital, is an investment fund that deploys between $250k and $3M in startups in North America, Western Europe and other selective markets. It firmly believes in the rise of mobile, the acceleration of e-commerce, and the power of the social web and have identified a niche for as a well-networked early-stage investor with access to the right deal-flow to capture these opportunities.
Born in Canada, Eric and his family divide their time between Guernsey, New York, Montreal, Paris and London. He graduated from ESSEC in France and holds a B.Com degree in Finance from HEC-Montreal.
|Sep, 2016||Klaxoon||€5M / Venture||White Star Capital|
|Sep, 2016||Digg||undisclosed amount / Series C||White Star Capital|
|Jul, 2016||Freshly||$21M / Series B||White Star Capital|
|Jul, 2016||Drop Loyalty||$1M / Seed||White Star Capital|
|Feb, 2016||The Guarantors||undisclosed amount / Seed||White Star Capital|
|Nov, 2015||Drop Loyalty||undisclosed amount / Seed||White Star Capital|
|Jul, 2015||Freshly||$7M / Series A||White Star Capital|
|May, 2015||Cryex Group||$10M / Venture (Lead)||White Star Capital|
|Nov, 2014||Execution Labs||$5.3M / Series A||White Star Capital|
|Apr, 2014||Bloglovin||$7M / Series A||White Star Capital|
|Jun, 2012||Bloglovin||$1M / Series A||White Star Capital|
|Mar, 2012||Dollar Shave Club||$1M / Seed||White Star Capital|
|Nov, 2011||Science||$10M / Series A||White Star Capital|
|Jan, 2008||Betaworks||$7.5M / Series A||White Star Capital|
|Apr, 2007||Ludia||$1.5M / Series A||White Star Capital|
|Mar 21, 2016||PRNewswire UK All - Spark Labs Launches New 1-Week Program for Foreign Startups to Expand to the United States|
|Nov 13, 2015||Business Insider (tech) - An ex-Facebook exec just launched a $70 million fund for tech startups|
|May 7, 2015||Coindesk - Swedish Digital Currency Exchange Cryex Raises $10 Million|
|Jul 30, 2013||Tech City News - After years of slowdown, are the green shoots finally here?|
|Jul 10, 2013||TechCrunch - Christian Hernandez Leaves Facebook For White Star Capital, Raising $100M Fund|
|Jun 30, 2012||Gigaom - Investors show some lovin’: visual rss reader Bloglovin raises $1M|
|Jun 11, 2009||TechCrunch - Betaworks Email To Investors: Read It Here|