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About Criterionstar Capital Ventures

We are builders, not just backers.

At Criterionstar Capital , We helps founders build iconic businesses that transform the way we live and work.

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Who we are

We are a partnership of business builders and domain experts, in search of like kind: passionate visionaries who see the world differently than everyone else. Criterionstar Capital Ventures is a multi-stage, domain-focused venture fund and over $40B in assets under management.

Our portfolio

As data and the cloud transform entire industries, we bring 30+ years of experience and access to a global network to help our companies grow. We focus on Fintech, Infrastructure Software, Application Software/Saas and Commerce. Our aim is to find and invest in the best companies, regardless of stage and our investments range from $1 million of seed capital through $100 million of growth equity.

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Our people

We are more than investors or board members. We invest from seed to growth, and leverage the full strength of Criterionstar Capital by rallying the institutional network, resources, and access needed to bring idea into reality.

Cooperate with disruptive founders to deliver their ideas to market.

Focus on disruptive opportunities

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Back and Better Than Ever: Highlights From Our 7th Annual Fintech Demo Day

NYC in fall was the perfect backdrop for our annual Fintech Demo Day, which we hosted at Jazz @ Lincoln Center with our friends at Nyca Partners and QED Investors in mid-October. After several years of virtual events, we decided to lean in this year and leverage this incredible venue with our largest-ever audience and roster of presenting companies. With 500+ attendees, representing leading financial institutions and VCs, 29 presenting companies, and over 250 one-on-one meetings, it was an extremely productive and busy day for all involved.


Embedded Finance: What It Takes to Prosper in the New Value Chain

As this market expands, success will hinge on rethinking the risk and brand calculus, embracing different integration models, and understanding where to play.

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What’s next for Shopify?

A week and a half ago, Shopify released its Q2 Earning’s report and shares sank 14% on the day after the company announced it plans to lay off 10% of its global workforce (~1,000 employees). CEO Tobi Lutke acknowledged that he and his executive team had overestimated the long-standing success that e-commerce would have in a post-pandemic world, and that the mix of online spend versus in-store would “permanently leap ahead by 5 or even 10 years.” Unsurprisingly, consumer behavior is returning to the new-normal — which is a healthy mix of in-store shopping and e-commerce that is attributing to the 9.1% increase to CPI over the last 12 months (brutal).


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