Seán Sebastian is Birchmere's founding partner, establishing the first fund in 1996. During his 16 years of active venture capital investing, Seán has made multiple successful investments resulting in IPOs and M&A exits.
He is actively involved in the development and growth of numerous companies, also serving as a past or current director of CyOptics, Lightningcast, LogicLibrary, MediaSite, ParaData, and Precision Therapeutics.
Seán has over 25 years experience in technology commercialization, management consulting, systems integration, and financial services.
He was previously Founder and CEO of The Telford Group, a technology consulting firm to financial services clients. While at General Electric Information Services, he directed advanced technology commercialization activities.
Seán holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Board & Advisor Roles (6)Update
|May, 2014||Nowait||$10M / Series B||Birchmere Ventures|
|Aug, 2012||Nowait||$2M / Series A||Birchmere Ventures|
|Jan, 2011||CyOptics||$50M / Venture||Birchmere Ventures|
|Oct, 2005||CyOptics||$27M / Series F||Birchmere Ventures|
|Mar, 2003||Lightningcast||$3.56M / Series C||Birchmere Ventures|
|Jan, 2001||Lightningcast||$15.5M / Series B||Birchmere Ventures|
|Jul 15, 2016||Boston Tech Flash - Funding for Pittsburgh tech startups down 39 percent in 2Q|
|Apr 1, 2016||TechCrunch - An oasis in the desert: Special purpose vehicles and behavioral economics|
|Mar 15, 2012||TechCrunch - ReadWriteWeb COO Sean Ammirati Departs, Will Lead New Seed Fund At Birchmere Ventures|