European Investment Platform SeedBlink Makes Hires, Celebrates Series A

SeedBlink, an investment platform specializing in sourcing, vetting, funding, and scaling European tech startups, has appointed Carmen Sebe CEO (she joined as a partner Jan. 1, 2020). SeedBlink has also hired two senior executives for the positions of CFO and CTO.

With Sebe’s promotion, Andrei Dudoiu, co-founder and former CEO of the company, becomes managing partner and chairman of the Board of Directors, while Ionuț Patrahau is also managing partner and responsible for Corporate Development. Radu Georgescu continues his efforts as chairman of the Advisory Board.

Dorina Tudor, a manager with 25 years of experience in finance, was named CFO on September 7. She filled similar roles at Dr. Leahu Clinics, Gecad Group and Avangate. George Simion, a specialist with 17 years of IT experience, became SeedBlink’s CTO in August. Previously, he held various management positions, including software engineering director at Verifone, 2CheckOut and Coinzone. Both will report to Sebe.

These hires come on the heels of SeedBlink’s €3 million Series A funding round led by Catalyst II Romania, with the additional participation of institutional investors and SeedBlink’s campaign on its own platform.

“Dorina Tudor and George Simion are tech-savvy veterans, and I could not be more excited to welcome them both to the SeedBlink team,” Sebe said. “Dorina’s experience in finance and accounting across multiple industries makes her well equipped to scale our business as our first CFO. George Simion ‘s experience in building and scaling fintech and trading platforms will help us build a cutting-edge product with scalable, customer-focused technology products. We look forward to working together again and changing investments in tech startups for the better.”

“I was excited about the vision and capabilities of SeedBlink from the beginning,” Tudor said. “My work experience with Carmen Sebe and Radu Georgescu goes way back – so I am looking forward to adding value to this emerging fintech company.”

“I am thrilled to join SeedBlink and help deliver on our core mission with transformative technology,” said Simion. “Not only will I be working at a hot fintech startup with exciting technical challenges, but I am also surrounded by a team of smart and visionary people.”

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