Silicon Valley enterprise capital company Sequoia Capital just lately set up shop in Europe after hiring Luciana Lixandru absent from Accel’s London office. Now, according to a tweet by Revolut merchandise guide George Robson — and because confirmed by Sequoia — the VC has recruited a second European companion.
Robson, who also formerly co-started Kickstart London, a scholar-run accelerator programme in the U.K. and has labored at Morgan Stanley as an analyst, announced via Twitter previous week that he has joined Sequoia’s burgeoning European procedure exactly where he states he’ll be operating with the team “to assist founders across Europe develop the subsequent generation of transformative companies”.
Writes Robson: “After ~3 decades at Revolut doing the job with some of the brightest minds making the world’s first actually international economic tremendous-application, it’s time for my subsequent shift. I’m enthusiastic to share that I will be becoming a member of Sequoia as a Spouse in Europe in late August”. In a 2nd tweet, he adds that there is “more prospect and innovation [in Europe] than ever”.
At Revolut, Robson was the products proprietor for Revolut Top quality, the neobank’s paid out-for financial institution account. Describing himself on LinkedIn as the very first seek the services of into Revolut’s subscription products crew, he suggests he recruited for and managed multiple capabilities throughout products & engineering, products internet marketing and strategic partnerships.
He is mentioned to also have been dependable for the roadmap shipping and delivery for Revolut’s retail strategies, such as the launch of “Revolut Metal”, and various 3rd-occasion integrations like concierge, good journey, insurance and gifting attributes.
Robson will formally start at Sequoia on the 24th of August, and his concentrate will be on early and growth-phase investment decision alternatives. He’ll be centered in London and will function intently with the VC’s teams in Europe and the U.S. A lot more broadly, Sequoia is growing its presence in Europe to far better guidance its portfolio businesses on the floor below and to establish associations with the most promising founders in the location as early as attainable.
In the meantime, as described, Robson adds to Sequoia’s initially European associate recruit. Lixandru was poached from Accel and is finest-recognised for major the firm’s Sequence A in UiPath, and also labored with Deliveroo, Miro, and Tessian, among other productive upstart organizations in Europe.
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