Streetbees Hires Hempstead as First North America GM
Mobile-based customer insights firm Streetbees has appointed Sebastian 'Seb' Hempstead as its first General Manager for North America. He is based in New York.
London-based Streetbees, which also has offices in Lisbon, combines artificial intelligence and geolocation technology to collect data from more than 3.5 million users (or 'bees') across 190 countries, who share moments from their daily lives through videos, photos and text using a chat-style app. The company recently raised $40m and a follow-on $6.7m in a Series B round of funding, which it is using to accelerate development of its platform and increase headcount from 100 to 230.
Hempstead (pictured) joins from digital experience platform Episerver, where he served as VP Go-to-Market, prior to which, he was Chief Revenue Officer at content analytics platform idio (acquired by Episerver in 2019). Earlier, he worked for social media analyst Brandwatch as EVP, North America, LATAM & APAC, having begun his career at IBM.
Commenting on the appointment, CEO and co-founder Tugce Bulut said: 'Now is the right time to add Seb to the Streetbees' international team and start expanding our US footprint. Over the last five years we have built the industry's most advanced human intelligence platform. It's been a fantastic journey up to this point and we're delighted to be able to add someone of Seb's calibre to our team as we continue to establish and grow our operations in North America and beyond.'
Web site: www.streetbees.com .