Who are we ?

The Group

Our Investment Philosophy

Courtin Investment was founded in October 2015 by entrepreneur and Business Angel Christophe COURTIN.

We aim to help entrepreneurs develop their business by proving financing, consulting and peer support.

We invest in companies headquartered in Europe and North America.
Courtin Investment selects startup that have already started and whose turnover is existing and growing strongly.

We are not in a hurry ! Our time horizon will essentially depend on the entrepreneur's objectives.

We invest alongside entrepreneurs who remain operational managers and majority stakeholders in their business. We act like a financial partner and key advisor.

We invests between €25.000 and €250.000 in each company.

Our values and commitments

Fast, flexible growth

We believe that any successful company has three basic pillars : a consistent business model, high-achieving leaders and minority stakeholders able to provide the consulting and the financial support.

For small and medium sized-businesses

As regards SMBs, we believe that risk-taking, responsiveness and pragmatism are key ingredients for success.

Investments with no strings attached

We believe that Investors should encourage quick decision making and should leave the business leader free to act as he sees fit, for the good of his company.

The founder

Christophe Courtin, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Courtin Investment (Courtin Group), is a French entrepreneur, business leader, and Business Angel.

Christophe Courtin has founded several companies, including the Santiane Group, which brought him national and international recognition by becoming the leading health insurance broker in France in less than 6 years. For this achievement, he received the "Entrepreneur of the Year" award in the Innovation category in 2012.

Holding a Master's in Project Management, Christophe began his entrepreneurial journey at a very young age.

In 1999, at the age of 20 and while still in school, he founded his first start-up with classmates: an e-learning company aimed at students in preparatory classes.

In 2001, at the age of 21, he established Best-Price, a company he successfully sold in 2002.

In 2006, at the age of 27, he founded Santiane.fr, a next-generation health insurance comparison site. Then, in 2010, he founded a wholesale insurance brokerage, these two companies will be consolidated under "Santiane Group."

Christophe sold this group in September 2015 to BlackFin Capital Partners, while retaining a significant minority stake and a seat on the Supervisory Board. At the time of the exit, the company had around 300 salaries in three city (Paris, Nice, Casablanca) and made about 50 million euros in sales for the financial year 2015.

To support his ambitions, Christophe raised funds from investors such as BNP Paribas Private Equity in 2011 (5 million euros), Sagard in 2013 (40 million euros), and BlackFin Capital Partners in 2015 and 2018 for capital exit operations.

With the Santiane Group, he carried out four major financial transactions in seven years, including a Leveraged Buyout (LBO) followed by a complete exit at the age of 36.

Drawing on his rapid growth experience and a solid understanding of capital development operations, Christophe Courtin founded Courtin Investment in October 2015. Its objective is to finance and support entrepreneurs in the development of their start-ups.
In September 2023, more 100 startups were financed by Christophe, which makes him one of the most important business angels in Europe.

In July 2023, he was ranked " France's No. 1 Business Angel " by Challenge magazine (in partnership with Angelsquare).

In parallel with previous activities, since 2015, Christophe Courtin also founded a group specializing in commercial real estate, which includes a real estate company (Courtin Gestion) and a real estate development company, ( Courtin Promotion ), which has become one of the most important real estate developers in the South of France.

In February 2023, this company was ranked " French Growth Champion " by Les Echos, coming in second among growing French companies (out of more than 5 million companies).

Since 2020, he has also founded a French start-up FLEX-O, which offers flexible office spaces in major French cities.

In 2023, Christophe Courtin announced the consolidation of his various businesses and activities by bringing together about fifty of these companies under a common entity: COURTIN GROUP.