Founder of Courtin Investment, Christophe Courtin is a French entrepreneur and business angel born in 1979.
Christophe Courtin founded several companies, of which the most emblematic is the Santiane Group, a leading health insurance broker and winner of the 2012 "Entrepreneur of the Year Award" in the Innovation category.
Christophe Courtin holds a Master's degree in IT Management and Project Management, and began his entrepreneurial journey early.
In 1999, as a 20 year old student, Christophe started his first venture : an e-learning company targeting college students.
In 2001, Christophe founded Best-Price, which he sold successfully in 2002.
In 2006, as he was working in the Insurance industry and knew the disruptive potential of the Internet, Christophe founded Santiane.fr, an innovative health insurance aggregator and wholesaler that became in a matter of five years the #1 distributor of health insurance online. The Santiane Group was sold to BlackFin Capital Partners in 2015. Christophe Courtin retains a minority stake and is, to this day, a member of the board. As of September 2015, the Santiane Group had 350 employees based on 3 locations (Paris, Nice, Casablanca) and posted a €50m annual revenue for 2015.
To support his ambitions on his entrepreneurial journey, Christopher has found support from investors such as:
- BNP Paribas Private Equity in 2011 - € 5 million series A
- Sagard in 2013 - € 40m series B
- BlackFin Capital Partners in 2015 for the sale of Christophe's remaining shares in Santiane.
With his experience of "serial entrepreneur" and good understanding of the Capital Development industry, Christophe started the Courtin Investment fund in October 2015. The fund offers consulting and financing opportunities to ambitious entrepreneurs in order to help them achieve success.
Since Septembre 2016, Christophe has been a shareholder and a parter in Day One Entrepreneurs & Partners' startup incubator. As such, he is a board member alongside other investors and entrepreneurs such as the Leclercq family (owners of Décathlon Group). Founded by Michel de Guilhermier and Juan Hernandez, Day One Entrepreneurs & Partners is a leading player in the French startup scene. To date, the fund has invested in over forty startups including Running Heros, GuestApp, ZenChef, FioulReduc, Morning Group and Ector.