“I could not be more excited to bring my global tech operating and strategic experience to the fantastic White Star Capital team and their incredibly talented and bold entrepreneurs & teams all around the world.”

Nicolas is White Star Capital’s Venture Partner on the US West Coast.

Nicolas currently works for ByteDance, where he focuses on investments and strategy globally. Nicolas is also a French Tech Ambassador in San Francisco. Prior to ByteDance, Nicolas led Corporate Development globally at Pinterest. Before that, Nicolas worked at YouTube, where he drove the launch of YouTube’s subscription business as well as YouTube’s M&A efforts. Prior to YouTube, Nicolas worked at The Walt Disney Company in London and in LA, where he focused on Disney’s digital business. Nicolas started his career in investment banking with JPMorgan’s M&A team in Europe, and in management consulting with McKinsey in New York.

Nicolas holds an MBA Summa Cum Laude from the Wharton School, a Master of Finance from Sciences Po Paris and a Master of Law from La Sorbonne University.

Born & raised in Paris, Nicolas has lived in San Francisco, London, Los Angeles, New York, Singapore & Philadelphia and is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

Nicolas lives in the Bay Area with his wife Pavlina and their two children Elliott & Valentina.


  • ByteDance/TikTok
  • Pinterest
  • YouTube/Google
  • Disney
  • McKinsey
  • JPMorgan

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish