The board of Blue Star Capital has a mission to build significant capital growth from a global investment portfolio in early stage, disruptive technology businesses. We are a trusted, founder-friendly, innovative company lead by a supportive management team. We look for global investment opportunities where we believe we can add value, build enduring relationships and empower founders to flourish in spaces we know and understand.
Blue Star Capital PLC is an investment company with a clear focus on capital appreciation from a diversified portfolio of quoted and unquoted investments across new, disruptive technologies in the fast growing areas of esports, blockchain, and payments.
We focus on businesses that have the capacity for substantial growth and increase in value. Blue Star’s geographical range is global and will actively co-invest in larger deals.
We can take positions in investee companies by way of equity, debt or convertible or hybrid securities.
Active or Passive
Our investments are passive in nature, but may be actively managed. We may be represented on, or observe, the boards of its investee companies.
Holding period for
Our investments are likely to be illiquid and consequently are to be held for the medium to long term.
Spread of investments
The Company does not have any maximum exposure limits, limits on cross-holdings or other investing restrictions.
Policy in relation
The Directors may exercise the powers of the Company to borrow money and to give security over its assets. The Company may also be indirectly exposed to the effects of gearing to the extent that investee companies have outstanding borrowings.
The board has committed to work towards the realisation of its major investments over the next two years.
Appointed 16 September 2022.
Tony Fabrizi (61) qualified as a Cchartered Aaccountant with KPMG before working in corporate finance at HSBC Investment Bank. He later established Ghaliston Limited as a corporate finance advisory business. Ghaliston acquired Merchant Securities Limited, a private client stockbroking business and the enlarged company listed on AIM in November 2006. Tony resigned as CEO of that company in June 2008.
Over the last ten years Tony has advised a number of private companies as well as taking on the role of CEO of Blue Star in July 2012 until his resignation in February 2021. In the interim period, Tony has been heavily involved in Fruitlab Media Limited a gaming business with its own token, the PIP
Appointed on 24 January 2019.
Sean King (58) has over 20 years’ experience in publishing and digital content, having set up Square One Group in 1994, which was one of the fastest growing independent content agencies in the UK. In 2007, Square One Group was acquired by rival Seven Publishing (backed by Guardian Media Group and Caledonia Investment Trust) with Sean King acting as CEO for the enlarged group until stepping down in April 2018.
After stepping down as CEO of SevenC3, Sean King now acts as an independent adviser to a number of businesses in media and technology and is heavily involved in the start-up sector.