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Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Alex Wilson is Investment Associate at White Star Capital, a multi-stage technology investment platform investing in fast-growing ecosystems throughout North America, Europe and Asia. White Star invests across both the consumer and enterprise sectors with a focus on SaaS, commerce and marketplaces, leveraging our experience in founding and scaling businesses to support the internationalisation of startups. Together, their portfolio companies have over 1,800 employees in 20 countries across the world — and counting!
What White Star Capital invests in…
From consumer b2c marketplaces and commerce platforms, to b2b enterprise marketplaces and SaaS tech, they like to invest in businesses with the ability to scale rapidly in international markets.
White Star Capital portfolio Includes…
Its portfolio companies include New York-based healthy meal startup Freshly, rewards app Drop out of Toronto, on-demand photo platform Meero from Paris, digital insurance broker Clark from Germany and dog food startup Butternut Box in London. Notable exits include Dollar Shave Club, mnubo and Echo!
This dinner is perfect for…
Startup founders and management level at startups working for tech businesses. This dinner is open to a limited number of service providers / advisors (unless a TableCrowd partner). Please see the details under the 'Join this table' button.
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The dinner conversation will be…
With feet on the ground in London, New York, Montreal and Paris, White Star Capital partner closely with their portfolio to help them scale internationally from Series A onwards, so this is a great opportunity to meet with Alex who will be sharing all on:
✓ Investing in fintech, direct-to-consumer and marketplaces.
✓ The importance of a great team.
✓ The benefits of partnering with a VC firm with a truly global network.
✓ Stories and lessons learnt from the White Star Capital portfolio.
Who is Alex Wilson?
Alex Wilson is an Investment Associate at White Star Capital, a multi-stage technology investment platform investing in North America, Europe and Asia. With a background in aeronautical engineering, after working with the likes of Redbull Racing and KIER, Alex transitioned to finance, and worked with Goldman Sachs in their FIG M&A team, advising insurance, fintech companies on M&A and capital markets transactions in EMEA, before moving to the technology, media and telecoms team to focus on internet and e-Commerce companies. At White Star Capital, Alex mainly focuses on UK Coverage across all sectors.
You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine or 2 soft drinks plus highly curated and relevant crowd. This is a dinner, not a dropin event, so we ask that guests turn up on time and don’t leave until after the Q&A.
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Alex Wilson is an Investment Associate at White Star Capital, the global early-stage venture capital firm investing in North America, Europe and Asia. With a background in engineering and finance, being a VC at White Star combines the very best of both worlds. Everyday he is on the frontlines, partnering with remarkable entrepreneurs and enabling them to truly scale their companies internationally to create real technological change.
Alex started within the financial institutions team at Goldman, advising insurance and fintech companies on M&A and capital markets transactions in EMEA, before moving to the technology, media and telecoms team to focus on internet and e-Commerce companies.
Graduating from Imperial College with a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering, Alex focused primarily on robotics and vehicle design while completing a number of internships across the finance and engineering sectors. His own entrepreneurial experience comes from co-founding a local youth forum to give young people in his area a voice.
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