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Democratizing Maritime Crewing

We are inspired by seafarers. It is they who move 90% of global trade, working tirelessly away from their homes and families. We want to help them secure the opportunities they deserve in a simple and fair way.

Our goal is to make it easy and transparent.

OUR STORY

It all started on an evening in the maritime plaza in Manila in 2019.

Our founder overheard a discussion about the difficulty of finding a sponsor among seafarers. Greek-born, he knows of the arduous process seafarers go through, as well as the rigorous processes shipping companies go through, and he is committed to creating a better system. We are determined to bring greater transparency and efficiency through data and technology to the crewing process for the global maritime industry.

FIND US

You can find us all over the world

Globally

with local presence in Greece, Germany and USA

Ukraine Office

83A Serednia St., office 702 Odesa, 65005, Ukraine

Phillipines Office

One E-Com Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City Philippines

Timelines of events in the history of our company

Q2 2020

Inception Pre-seed stage

Q4 2020

Ukraine market launch

Q2 2021

Seed
stage

Q3 2021

30 000 seafarers signed up

Q4 2021

Lloyd's List

Q1 2022

Philippines market launch

Our Board Advisors

Vasilis Papagiannopoulos

Director at Common Progress

V. Papagiannopoulos is a shipping investor and director in Common Progress, a ship manager and operator based in Athens. He is a member of a number of international maritime organizations. He is Seafair’s advisor.

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Charis Plakantonaki

Chief Strategy Officer at Star Bulk Carriers Corp.

Charis Plakantonaki is Star Bulk’s Chief Strategy Officer. In the past, she worked on strategy roles at Thenamaris and BCG. She is Seafair’s advisor.

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Ioannis Martinos

Entrepreneur at The Signal Group

Ioannis Martinos is the founder & CEO of Signal Group, and a global expert at the intersection of maritime and technology. He is Seafair’s advisor.

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Fabrice Grinda

Founding Partner at FJ Labs

Fabrice Grinda is a serial entrepreneur and investor with positions in some of the world’s leading marketplaces, like Uber, Flexport & Rigup. He is Seafair’s executive chairman.

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Meet Our Team

Agapitos Diakogiannis

Co-founder and CEO

Before Seafair, I advised shipping companies in strategy & operations at BCG and earned an MBA at Columbia University. Before Seafair, I advised shipping companies in strategy & operations at BCG and earned an MBA at Columbia University.

Favorite rank: 3rd Engineer - The hustler absorbing knowledge from seniors

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George Rovis

Co-founder and COO

As a former project leader at BCG with a maritime focus, I’m excited to build on my know-how and disrupt
the industry, using technology to make the industry even more dynamic.
Favorite rank: Able-bodied
Seaman - In charge of the most demanding duties onboard.

Favorite rank: Able-bodied Seaman - In charge of the most demanding duties onboard

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Byron Antoniadis

Co-founder and CTO

Prior to Seafair, I led software development teams at Bloomberg and studied engineering at Imperial College London. Born and raised in Greece, I want to apply tech to empower an industry that is close to my heart, helping crew managers make data-driven decisions and give seafarers access to opportunities.

 

Favorite rank: Chief Engineer - Carrying years of engine room expertise

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