Posted on May 10, 2018 by staff

Streetbees builds on Series A funding with senior hires


Global intelligence platform Streetbees has made several hires to its senior leadership team, significantly expanding the company’s expertise.

Paul Ahern joins the London-based company as chief growth officer and will be responsible for ensuring the continued rapid growth of the company as it scales internationally, for building on Streetbees’ client list of major international corporations and for expanding the sales team.

He was previously managing director and London office head for Parthenon EY, where he was responsible for leading all London-based private equity work.

Ahern was also the first ever investor into Streetbees, which recently announced a $12m Series A investment led by Atomico.

That new investment is helping Streetbees to further develop its core machine learning technology, which transforms the real-time data provided by its global community of users into actionable insights for brands.

“I am delighted to welcome Paul to the team. Paul brings immense talents in building teams, relationships, and sales and has both strong commercial instincts and a track record in quickly establishing trust with clients,” said Streetbees CEO and co-founder Tugce Bulut.

“I am confident that he will add a new dimension to the business and help us scale even further, even faster.”

Paul Ahern, CGO of Streetbees, said: “I’ve spent the last 10 years looking at hundreds of businesses from an investment standpoint and the investment opportunity that most excited me with its potential to disrupt a wide range of sectors was Streetbees.

“I was the first investor in the business, and so have followed the rapid progress of the company with great interest, and I’m now delighted to have the opportunity to work even more closely with such a strong founding team.”

In addition, Gideon Summerfield joins Streetbees as VP product and Dan Medlock is the company’s new finance director.

Summerfield was formerly global head of product at Hive, where he led the launch of its award-winning Smart Thermostat in the US and Europe and the Hive View camera.

He previously lead the product team at Sky TV that built the Sky Q set-top box and also formerly drove the roll-out of the BBC iPlayer onto millions of set-top boxes, TVs and games consoles.

Medlock joins from BT, where he led the finance team for the UK cybersecurity division of BT Group, and led commercial finance during the rapid expansion of the international cybersecurity unit. Before BT, he co-founded a start-up and consulted on M&A with KPMG, focusing on technology and digital media in the UK.

The hires come as Streetbees is growing internationally and expanding its team. Senior roles currently on offer at the company include chief technology officer, head of data science and head of product marketing.