White Star Capital
Lylan Masterman is a General Partner at White Star Capital, a Series A internet technology-oriented firm with offices in New York, London, Montreal, and Paris.
Prior to joining White Star, Lylan worked in operating roles as a software engineer and in product management for 15 years. Most notably, he joined the Atlas division of aQuantive in 2004. Over his 5 years at the company, he helped launch and grow Atlas’s rich media advertising technology platform, and also led the company’s targeting product, User Experience, and Internationalization. In 2007, aQuantive was acquired by Microsoft for $6.2 billion.
Lylan has worked in product for 4 early-stage companies: DoubleVerify, StrikeAd, Maxifier, and AskMe. Earlier, Lylan worked at Microsoft where he started as an engineer on WebTV, became a technology evangelist of Microsoft Developer Tools for Microsoft Research, and then released the academic version of the first ever Visual Studio .NET.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Lylan holds a degree in computer science from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.
While at Kellogg, Lylan interned at Sierra Ventures, a 30-year-old firm on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, CA. He was also a volunteer for Adobe’s Corporate Development & Innovation team and for TechCrunch’s Crunchbase.
On the personal side, Lylan enjoys improvisation, meditation, and amateur mixology.
A member of Class 19, Lylan served his fellowship at White Star Capital under the mentorship of Managing Partner Eric Martineau-Fortin.