Silicon Valley venture capital firm Sequoia Capital just as of late field up store in Europe after hiring Luciana Lixandru a ways from Accel’s London place of work. Now, in accordance to a tweet by Revolut product lead George Robson — and since confirmed by Sequoia — the VC has recruited a 2nd European companion.
Robson, who additionally beforehand co-primarily based Kickstart London, a pupil-streak accelerator programme within the U.Okay. and has worked at Morgan Stanley as an analyst, announced by strategy of Twitter closing week that he has joined Sequoia’s burgeoning European operation where he says he’ll be working with the crew “to again founders across Europe set the next technology of transformative companies”.
Writes Robson: “After ~3 years at Revolut working with one of the essential brightest minds building the enviornment’s first genuinely world financial colossal-app, it’s time for my subsequent switch. I’m mad to share that I will seemingly be joining Sequoia as a Partner in Europe in late August”. In a 2nd tweet, he provides that there would possibly possibly be “more exchange and innovation [in Europe] than ever”.
At Revolut, Robson turned into as soon as the product proprietor for Revolut Premium, the neobank’s paid-for checking story. Describing himself on LinkedIn as the major hire into Revolut’s subscription product crew, he says he recruited for and managed more than one capabilities across product & engineering, product marketing and strategic partnerships.
He is declared to additionally bear been to blame for the roadmap transport for Revolut’s retail plans, in conjunction with the inaugurate of “Revolut Steel”, and more than one third-obtain together integrations in conjunction with concierge, neat commute, insurance and gifting parts.
Robson will formally inaugurate at Sequoia on the 24th of August, and his heart of attention will seemingly be on early and development-stage funding alternatives. He’ll be primarily based mostly in London and would possibly possibly possibly well simply quiet work closely with the VC’s groups in Europe and the U.S. More broadly, Sequoia is expanding its presence in Europe to better assist its portfolio companies on the ground here and to set relationships with basically the most promising founders within the sphere as early as potential.
Within the period in-between, as mentioned, Robson provides to Sequoia’s first European companion recruit. Lixandru turned into as soon as poached from Accel and is handiest-identified for leading the firm’s Series A in UiPath, and additionally worked with Deliveroo, Miro, and Tessian, amongst other a success upstart companies in Europe.
Article updated with Sequoia’s confirmation and extra particulars.