Jeff Lynn steps down as CEO of Seedrs to become executive chairman

COO Jeff Kelisky has taken up the reins as CEO of the Young Gun founded equity crowdfunding platform

After eight years as CEO of Seedrs – the Young Gun-founded equity crowdfunding platform – Jeff Lynn has confirmed that he has stepped down from his role and become executive chairman.

Lynn will continue to serve as a full-time executive in the business, focusing on a number of major strategic, commercial and corporate initiatives and “continuing to be an active evangelist and advocate for Seedrs”.

Lynn has handed over the reins to chief operating officer (COO) Jeff Kelisky, formerly CEO of online mapping service Multimap, which was sold to Microsoft in 2007. Kelisky subsequently joined Microsoft as general manager of the Bing local search and mapping portfolio worldwide, before becoming CEO of image capture business Picsolve until 2016.

He joined Seedrs’ London headquarters in March 2017 ahead of a major ramp up of activity.

Lynn has overseen the Startups 100-featured company’s phenomenal growth over the last few years to become one of the UK’s top investors, with 134 deals completed through the platform last year alone.

In a statement on the Seedrs website, Lynn said: “Today marks the beginning of a very exciting new chapter for Seedrs. I am as bullish about what this company can and will achieve as I have ever been, and I know that in Kelisky’s hands, we are going to do great things in the years to come.

“I hope all of our many clients, shareholders, supporters and friends will join me in welcoming him to the CEO role and wishing him the very best of luck as he takes the reins.”

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