— Former Zillow and OfferUp executives Chloe Harford Join the board of directors in Oakland, California ceiling. She currently serves on the board of Seattle real estate startup JetClosing.
“I was attracted by the team’s deep industry expertise, innovative data-driven technology platforms and the markets they built,” Harford said in an interview. Press release.
Roofstock is a financial technology company that allows individuals to invest in single-family rental houses.The company recently get Property management platform Great Jones has raised 133 million USD Total funds to date.
— Kymeta, headquartered in Redmond, Washington, announced Walter Berg with Doug Hutchison As the co-CEO of a mobile connectivity company supported by Bill Gates.
Berger recently served as president (he will retain this title) and chief operating officer. Hutcheson has been the executive chairman of Kymeta since 2019 and will continue to hold this position and his new responsibilities.
Rendered.AI CEO Nathan Quintaz Previously served as CEO of Kymeta, but the position remained vacant after leaving in 2018.
Kymeta also announced a partnership with OneWeb this week to test mobile satellite broadband services.
— Seattle health technology startup Optimize Health hired Todd Heydrich As the CEO. Haedrich is based in Portland, Maine and previously served as an executive with Covetrus and athenahealth.Co-founder and former CEO Jeff LeBlanc Will become chief strategy officer and retain his position as executive chairman.
Optimize was established in 2015 and sells end-to-end monitoring services used by customers, including independent practices, hospital systems, etc. It raised $15.6 million in September 2020.
— Chief Executive Officer of Convo Dan Lewis Joined the advisory board of CityBldr, a startup company based in Bellevue, Washington. Founded in 2016, CityBldr has developed software that analyzes zoning and land data to assess the potential for real estate reconstruction. Earlier this year, it added a tool to identify potential locations for affordable housing.
— Satellite startup Xplore adds former astronauts Paul Richards As a joint CTO and chief engineer, he works in the company’s 22,000 square foot factory in Redmond, Washington.
He most recently served as the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Genesis Engineering Solutions and previously worked at NASA for 13 years. Xplore is developing satellites for interplanetary missions. Richards will lead the team to build the commercial space company’s low earth orbit satellite Xcraft.
——Artificial Intelligence Researcher Irene Kaliskan Join the new University of Washington Responsible artificial intelligence system and experience team. The team studies “how intelligent information systems interact with human society”, including methods to detect biases in machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Kaliskan was recently an assistant professor at George Washington University. She holds a PhD in computer science from Drexel University and a master’s degree in robotics engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
— Lisa Karlsher He is currently the Chief Marketing Officer of Notarize, an online notarization platform. She was previously the Chief Marketing Officer of Kibo Commerce and Monetate.
Notarize is mainly located in Boston, with its headquarters in remote areas. Kalscheur will continue to stay in Seattle.
— Planetary Scientist Alex Parker Join the SETI Institute as a research scientist Based on Whidbey Island In Washington State. He was recently the chief scientist of the Southwest Research Institute. SETI Institute is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to understand the origin of life in the universe.
— Bellevue Chamber of Commerce announces CEO of Reciprocal Materials Kendall Andreig As the new chairman of the business organization and Added nine new board members.
— Andrea Buckmeier He is now the vice president of marketing for the Seattle Sea Monster, the city’s NHL expansion team. She recently served as the integrated marketing director of REI and previously held various marketing positions at Starbucks for more than a decade.
The Seattle Sea Monsters will have their first game on October 12th and their first home game on October 23rd at the Climate Promise Arena sponsored by Amazon.
— Steve SandmeierHe was a sports and entertainment consultant at Google and joined Data Skrive as the director of relationship development. This Seattle startup’s automated sports content platform is used by the Associated Press and college sports departments.