Sei Labs, the team behind the Layer 1 blockchain Sei, has announced the appointment of Justin Barlow as its Head of Business Development & Investments.

Barlow, transitioning from Solana Ventures, brings a wealth of experience as an investor and entrepreneur, aligning perfectly with Sei’s ambition to develop the fastest Layer 1 blockchain.

Jeff Feng on Barlow's Appointment

Jeff Feng, Co-founder of Sei Labs, expressed his view for Barlow joining the team.

"Justin’s arrival from an established blockchain team is timely as we gear up for Sei v2," he said. "His strategic insights and relationships will be invaluable in expanding the Sei ecosystem globally."

Barlow’s Role in Sei’s Growth

In his new role, Barlow will lead Sei's global business development efforts, particularly as the team prepares for the launch of Sei v2. His goal is to enhance Sei’s standing in the industry, leveraging his background to forge partnerships and raise Sei's profile as a top infrastructure provider in blockchain technology.

Barlow’s Background and Vision

Reflecting on his new position, Barlow shared,

"Sei has the potential to significantly impact web3 adoption. I’m excited to join at this pivotal moment and contribute to an ecosystem poised to redefine the web3 trading experience."

Barlow’s tenure at Solana Ventures showcases his ability to identify and nurture emerging projects in tech, especially in DeFi, Infrastructure, and Gaming.

His active role as an angel investor and advisor to various tech and blockchain organizations further solidifies his expertise in the industry.


Justin Barlow’s appointment at Sei Labs marks a critical step in the company’s journey towards launching Sei v2 and advancing the blockchain space.

His experience and strategic approach are set to accelerate Sei’s mission of offering a cutting-edge trading experience in the web3 world.

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