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Lylan Masterman

Principal, White Star Capital

Lylan is a late Seed, Series A, and Series B investor at White Star Capital. He previously led Product and Engineering organizations in his 15-year operating career, and most notably worked 4.5 years at aQuantive, acquired by Microsoft for $6.3 billion. Lylan is a Kauffman Fellow, holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management. Lylan has lived in Canada, and the east and west coasts of the US and now calls New York home. The trends he focuses on are IoT and Algorithms, the Disruption of Commerce, and the Digitalization of Finance, as well as how AI and data are critical to each of these trends. Lylan’s writing has been featured in Business Insider, VentureBeat and Entrepreneur, and he has been interviewed in the podcasts Something Ventured and The Successful Pitch.

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