Aquabyte, the aquaculture tech startup with operations in Bergen, San Francisco and Puerto Montt, has hired Janet Lin Lawson as its first chief financial officer (CFO).

The company posted earlier this month on LinkedIn that the hire was made with help from its venture capital talent partners at Costanoa Ventures, which includes seed and series A investors.

Prior to joining Aquabyte, Lin Lawson served as CFO for tech company OverOps and sofware-as-a-service provider Gild. Lawson also co-founded aha!Chinese, an educational company creating multimedia products to teach children Mandarin Chinese.

Her banking experience includes seven years with Bear Stearns, where she was a senior vice president in the investment banking division.

Aquabyte sells machine-learning technology related to automatic lice detection, biomass estimation and fish-health detection.

The company announced on LinkedIn recently it is "hiring aggressively" in San Francisco Pittsburgh, New York City, and Norway.

In 2020, the company raised $10 million (€8.5 million) in Series A funding to help it accelerate product development by doubling its team and expanding into Scotland, Canada and Chile.