Silicon Valley enterprise capital agency Sequoia Capital not too long ago arrange store in Europe after hiring Luciana Lixandru away from Accel’s London workplace. Now, in accordance with a tweet by Revolut product lead George Robson, the VC has recruited a second European associate.
Robson, who additionally beforehand co-founded Kickstart London, a student-run accelerator programme within the U.Ok. and has labored at Morgan Stanley as an analyst, introduced through Twitter final week that he has joined Sequoia’s burgeoning European operation the place he says he’ll be working with the workforce “to assist founders throughout Europe construct the following technology of transformative firms”.
Writes Robson: “After ~three years at Revolut working with a number of the brightest minds constructing the world’s first actually international monetary super-app, it’s time for my subsequent transfer. I’m excited to share that I can be becoming a member of Sequoia as a Partner in Europe in late August”. In a second tweet, he provides that there’s “extra alternative and innovation [in Europe] than ever”.
After ~three years at @RevolutApp working with a number of the brightest minds constructing the world's first actually international monetary super-app, it’s time for my subsequent transfer. I’m excited to share that I can be becoming a member of @sequoia as a Partner in Europe in late August. #FirstTweet
— George Robson (@_georgerobson) July 29, 2020
At Revolut, Robson was the product proprietor for Revolut Premium, the neobank’s paid-for checking account. Describing himself on LinkedIn as the primary rent into Revolut’s subscription product workforce, he says he recruited for and managed a number of capabilities throughout product & engineering, product advertising and marketing and strategic partnerships.
He is alleged to even have been accountable for the roadmap supply for Revolut’s retail plans, together with the launch of “Revolut Metal”, and a number of third-party integrations together with concierge, sensible journey, insurance coverage and gifting options.
Meanwhile, as talked about, Robson provides to Sequoia’s first European associate recruit. Lixandru was poached from Accel and is best-known for main the agency’s Series A in UiPath, and likewise labored with Deliveroo, Miro, and Tessian, amongst different profitable upstart firms in Europe.