We have come a long way since we launched White Star Capital three years ago and 2016 afforded us some phenomenal milestones in our portfolio. Our core focus from day one has been to find and support companies scaling from well-developed but under-served VC markets and supporting them to scale globally through our presence in London, New York and Montreal. Between the acquisition of Dollar Shave Club from Unilever for $1B, the large rounds raised by KeyMe ($40m) and Freshly ($21m), and the seven new companies added to our portfolio in 2016, we are thrilled to see what is next in 2017. Our portfolio companies now employ more than 1,000 people in 32 cities around the world, generating combined revenues of over $375m.
Our role in Canada has certainly evolved as we quickly built a brand as a leading early stage fund across the nation and kept affirming our excitement about the ecosystem. White Star Capital’s portfolio in Canada includes successful companies such as mnubo, IMMUNIO, Salesfloor, Drop and Busbud. As we continue to scale our operations, we are now seeking to add an Associate to our team in Montreal.