Fraud prevention platform establishing new U.S. headquarters in Austin

SEON is scouting Austin for office space and new hires as it expands in U.S. market

SEON's Bence Jendruszak with Austin, Fraud, HQ
SEON's Bence Jendruszak with Austin (LinkedIn, iStock)

Fraud prevention company SEON has set its sights on Austin, Texas, for a new headquarters.

The five-year-old company has grown to over 200 employees, and is looking to expand even further in the United States, according to Built-In Austin.

Founded in Hungary but headquartered in London, SEON will anchor its U.S expansion with an office in Austin. Company co-founder and COO Bence Jendruszak is making the move from Budapest to Austin to ensure the go-to-market effort is a success.

“I feel like I can hand off the responsibilities that I’ve been dealing with for years, and I can focus on getting back to that early stage of growing a team from zero to about 20 people,” he said.

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The Austin headquarters won’t be SEON’s first presence in the U.S. — it already has six people in the States, four of them in Austin — but Jendruszak is actively scouting bigger office spaces to accommodate about 20 more employment in business development and customer sales within the next six to nine months. The company is currently hiring for nearly a dozen positions in the U.S., most of which are in Austin.

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SEON cracks down on fraudulent users by gathering live digital footprint data, soch as phone numbers, emails and IP addresses that have appeared on websites and social media. They then use machine learning and human intelligence to determine the likelihood of these users being scammers.

The company’s fraud prevention platform is used by several big-name financial services companies in the U.S., such as Patreon and Afterpay, as well as London-based Revolut and Brazil-based Nubank.

Jendruszak says he is looking forward to moving to Austin and meeting other people in the thriving startup scene so he can establish relationships as he works to drum up business in North and South America.

[Built-In Austin] — James Bell