White Star Capital raises new $180M fund to help startups go international

Global venture capital firm White Star Capital plans to invest $180 million in “transatlantic” companies that need help to go international. The VC already has a presence in London, New York, and Montreal, and as part of its new fund is adding Paris and Tokyo to the list. White Star says it will invest in around 20 new companies from the new fund, writing opening cheques of between $1 million and $6 million. VC will look to focus on three specific areas of investment: fintech, “disruptive commerce”, and algorithms and sensors.

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