Lylan Masterman

General Partner

Lylan Masterman
Joined
July 2014
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aQuantive
DoubleVerify
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Lylan is a General Partner at White Star Capital, leading the US office. An experienced former Software Engineer and Product Manager, Lylan leverages his experience in leading technology teams as a General Partner at White Star Capital.

In 2004 he joined the Atlas division of aQuantive to help lead the company’s rich media advertising platform, targeting product, user experience and internationalization; three years later the company was acquired by Microsoft for $6.2bn. Lylan has also led product organizations for four early-stage companies, worked as an engineer on WebTV at Microsoft and a technology evangelist at Microsoft Research, and was a member of the product team for the first version of VisualStudio .NET.

Lylan has appeared on live TV on Cheddar and TDAmeritrade Network, his writing has been featured in Business Insider, VentureBeat and Entrepreneur, and he has been interviewed in the podcasts Something Ventured, Venture Studio and The Successful Pitch.

Lylan is a Kauffman Fellow (class 19) and holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management. He has lived in Canada, both east and west coasts of the US, and has called New York his home since 2011.

White Star

Connecting with people has always been what drives me and I love that my work lets me do this every single day. I get to partner with people I admire, support entrepreneurs who inspire me, and be more intellectually stimulated than I could have ever imagined.

Joined
July 2014
Experience
Microsoft
aQuantive
DoubleVerify
StrikeAd
Maxifier
AskMe
White Star portfolio
Drop
Activate
KeyMe
Mnubo
Salesfloor
Unacast
Online
LinkedIn
Twitter