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

Founder and CEO of Courtin Investment (COURTIN GROUP), 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 :

This means four major financial operations in seven years, including an LBO followed by a complete exit. With his experience as a "serial entrepreneur" and his good knowledge and understanding of "Development Capital" operations, Christophe Courtin founded " Courtin Investment " in October 2015, which he has been managing ever since. Its objective is to offer entrepreneurs help in the development of their start-up by investing alongside them and advising them in the risky management of their company. As of January 2022, more than 90 companies have been financed by Courtin Investment, making Christophe Courtin one of the leading Business Angel in Europe. In parallel, since 2015, Christophe Courtin has founded and managed as CEO a group specialized in commercial real estate, 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 is a Member of the Jury of theIncubator Paris Dauphine and became a shareholder and Partner of Side Capital. In February 2018, Christophe definitively exits the Santiane Group's Capital and strengthens his eponymous investment fund. In parallel since 2020, Christophe Courtin founded and manages as CEO a French start-up FLEX-O which offers flexible office spaces in major French regional cities (Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Bordeaux, Rennes, Montpellier, Nice, Marseille...) In December 2022, Christophe Courtin announced that he was bringing together these different activities under a common entity: GROUPE COURTIN.