Founder and CEO of Courtin Investment, Christophe Courtin is a French entrepreneur and business angel
Christophe COURTIN has founded several companies including the one that made him known nationally and internationally: Santiane Group, which has become the leading health insurance broker in France for which he received in 2012 the "Entrepreneur's Award from year "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 300 employees based on 3 locations (Paris, Nice, Casablanca) and posted a €50m annual revenue for 2015.
In order to support his ambitions in his entrepreneurial journey with the Santiane Group, Christophe has found the support of investors such as:
- BNP Paribas Private Equity in 2011 by raising € 5 million
- Sagard in 2013 with a fundraising of 40 M €, the second largest of web services in France that year
- BlackFin Capital Partners in 2015 for the sale of the majority of the capital
- BlackFin Capital Partners in 2018 for its final exit from Capital (Christophe still retained 20% since 2015)
That is to say four major financial transactions carried out in 7 years, including an LBO followed by a complete exit.
With his experience as a "serial entrepreneur" and his good knowledge and understanding of "Capital Development" operations, Christophe Courtin founded
"Courtin Investment in October 2015, which he has managed since and whose objective is to offer entrepreneurs help them in the development of their start-up by investing alongside them and advising them in drive of their business. As of January 2022, more than 90 companies have been financed by Courtin Investment, which makes Christophe Courtin one of the leading Business Angels in Europe.
In parallel since 2015, Christophe Courtin has founded and manages as CEO a group specializing in tertiary real estate holding a property company and a real estate development structure COURTIN REAL ESTATE which has become in a few years one of the main real estate players in the south-east of France. .
In parallel since 2017, Christophe Courtin has been a Member of the Jury of the Paris Dauphine Incubator and has become a shareholder and Partner of Side Capital.
In February 2018, Christophe definitively exits the Capital of the Santiane Group and strengthens his eponymous investment fund.
In parallel since 2020, Christophe Courtin has founded and manages as CEO a French start-up FLEX-O which aims flexible office spaces in major French regional cities (Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Bordeaux, Rennes, Montpellier, Nice , Marseille...)