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First Post Series A Hire to Focus on Compliance

(May 26, 2021) – Caroline Paranikas has joined the C-Suite serving as General Counsel and Company Secretary at KUDO, the web-based multilingual meeting  platform used by major government, diplomatic and enterprise entities in the U.S., the APAC region, EMEA and South America. After announcing its Series A in April, 2021, Paranikas is the first to join the quickly growing KUDO team that has swelled by 3500% since the beginning of 2020.

A Harvard Law School and Universite Pantheon-Assas (Paris II) graduate, Paranikas worked in the corporate and transactional practice of the London and Chicago offices of Kirkland & Ellis.  She then moved in-house with the global commercial real estate services company, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), where she created and led the legal M&A function overseeing more than 80 acquisitions, investments and corporate transactions during a 10-year period. Paranikas is also an adjunct professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, teaching a French Law Seminar. Alongside her daughter, Paranikas tutors and mentors refugee children for RefugeeOne.

“Caroline Paranikas brings a widely global-minded legal leadership to KUDO,” said Fardad Zabetian, CEO, “she will, no doubt, provide excellent counsel as we continue to break barriers of communication.”

Caroline Paranikas said: “It’s a pleasure to join the panoply of global talent at KUDO, where I can fully utilize my global knowledge base from being raised in France, having an international family background and having worked on projects throughout the U.S., South America, Europe and Asia. I will be focusing on bringing KUDO to the next level of compliance standards, mapping the company’s legal journey, guiding us through additional capital raising and planning our overall strategy.”

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About KUDO

KUDO is a cloud-based collaboration platform that enables web meetings and live conferences with real-time multilingual interpretation. KUDO supports more effective and inclusive meetings by enabling people, governments, and businesses to overcome communication barriers and speak their own language. Accessible from anywhere, on any device, KUDO redefines possibilities in global communication. KUDO Inc. is a New-York based technology startup founded and managed by language and conferencing industry insiders looking to bring people together. More info at

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