Lylan Masterman is General Partner at White Star Capital, the multinational early stage venture firm, which is currently investing out of its $180M second fund. Masterman joined White Star before the first fund was formally announced in 2014, establishing the firm's NYC presence. Focused on IoT, M2M, disruptive commerce, and fintech investments, Masterman works closely with NYC companies Freshly, TheGuarantors, and Unacast. Masterman, a native of Canada, has a background in Engineering and Product with roles at Microsoft, IBM, and DoubleVerify, coupled with an MBA from Kellogg and a CS degree from the University of Waterloo. He is also a Kaufmann Fellow from Class 19. White Star maintains a focus on investing in companies that are able to benefit from expanding on an international stage. Masterman works with the firm's portfolio companies to do just that. White Star-backed founders have called him one of their most helpful, value-add investors.