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Newsbridge Appoints Sébastien Lefebvre to Board of Directors

Newsbridge Content Team        
December 13, 2022
Deep Tech Investor and former Director of Growth at Twitter brings significant scaleup and technological expertise as Newsbridge enters its next phase.

AI & Cloud Media company Newsbridge is pleased to announce the appointment of Sébastien Lefebvre to its Board of Directors.

Lefebvre is currently partner at leading tech and deep tech VC firm Elaia Partners, and his appointment follows Newsbridge’s Q3 2022 €7 million Series A fundraising, and North American expansion plans.

Newsbridge Co-Founder and CEO, Philippe Petitpont, says: “I’m delighted to welcome Sébastien to the board. The experience and insight he brings will be invaluable as Newsbridge writes its next chapter. I greatly appreciate Sébastien’s expertise in - and passion for - deep tech and his operational mindset.

"Having founded two companies himself, one of which was acquired by Twitter, Sébastien brings the double perspective of both an investor and founder. I look forward to his contributions as we continue on our growth journey and mission to redefine the way organizations manage, store and index audiovisual content.”

Sébastien Lefebvre says: “Newsbridge has entered a new phase of significant growth. I’m excited to be joining the board and to be supporting the leadership team as the company rapidly expands to new geographies while pushing breakthrough innovations that improves performance, reduces cost and energy consumption by an order of magnitude.”

About Sébastien Lefebvre

Sébastien started his career at Videotron in Montreal as an architect for strategic planning. He then became a serial entrepreneur and founded two companies, both of which exited successfully. One of them, Mesagraph, was acquired by Twitter in 2014. Sébastien then relocated to London and became the Director of Growth, EMEA at Twitter for three years.

Now a partner at Elaia specializing in SaaS, Big Data, and IT Infrastructure, Sébastien is very active in the startup ecosystem, both as a mentor and business angel.


For more information please contact: 

Carlie Bonavia – Content & Communications Manager, Newsbridge


Louisa Mesnard - CMO Elaia


About Newsbridge

Newsbridge is a cloud media hub platform for live & archived content. 

 Powered by Multimodal AI Indexing and a data-driven indexing approach, Newsbridge provides unprecedented access to content by automatically detecting faces, objects, logos, written texts, audio transcripts and semantic context.

Whether it be for managing and accessing live recordings, clipping highlights, future friendly archiving, content retrieval or content showcasing and monetization - the solution allows for smart & efficient media asset management. 

Today our platform is used by worldwide TV Channels, Press Agencies, Production Houses, Journalists, Editors, Archivists and Sports Rights Holders, to boost their production workflow and media ROI.

About Elaia

Elaia is a European top-tier VC firm with a strong tech DNA. We back tech disruptors with global ambition from early stage to growth development. For the past 20 years, our commitment has been to deliver high performance with values.

We are proud to have been an active partner in over 100 startups including success stories such as Criteo (Nasdaq), Orchestra Networks (acquired by Tibco), Volterra (acquired by F5), Mirakl (valued $3.5B in Series E) and Shift Technology (valued $1B+ in Series D).

Learn more http://www.elaia.com@Elaia_Partners

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