“By using artificial intelligence in the fields of biotechnology and healthcare, we will see potential human health benefits and discoveries, and I am very excited,” Cronin said in an email to GeekWire.
Cronin was most recently a senior science communication consultant at s2s Public Relations and was previously a product manager at NanoString Technologies. She received a PhD in bioengineering from the University of Washington, researching brain-computer interfaces.
Biotech startups Ozette and Modulus and health technology startup MajorBoost are all incubated in AI2. The organization was founded by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. After successfully spinning off two artificial intelligence companies, it began to expand its incubator program in 2017.
— Seattle Biotech Company Iksava Appointed two new executives and added two board members:
- Elizabeth Bakroglu As the general counsel. She most recently served as Deputy General Counsel for Seagen, headquartered in Bothell, Washington.
- Thomas Russo As the chief financial officer. He most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer of Assembly Biosciences and previously served as the Vice President of Commercial Finance for Gilead Sciences.
- Former CFO of California Blue Shield Heidi Kunz As a member of the board of directors.
- Former Executive Director of UNICEF Ann Veneman As a member of the board of directors.
Icosavax was spun off from the University of Washington and has applied its vaccine development technology to COVID-19 and other viruses. The company went public in July.
— Pediatric Neurosurgeon Samuel Browder Part of the vacation is taking place at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital to expand his role as the chief medical officer of a surgical technology startup Ontology. He co-founded Proprio Gabriel Jones with James Youngquist In 2016.
Next year, the new hybrid arrangement will allow Brown to rotate between the primary neurosurgeon and Proprio for a few weeks, where he will focus on product development, clearing regulatory barriers, and soft-launching the platform in surgical projects.
“I fundamentally believe that our Proprio has the ability to use our technology to make surgeons better, more efficient and reduce the cost of care,” Browder told GeekWire via email.
Browd previously co-founded Vicis, a high-tech helmet manufacturer. He has been a professor of neurosurgery at the University of Washington for 14 years and has been the director of the Institute of Medical Sports of the University of Washington since 2017.
Proprio’s high-tech surgical tools use computer vision, artificial intelligence and virtual reality to generate real-time images for surgeons. The company got rid of the stealth model in 2019 and completed a US$23 million Series A financing last year.
— Former Chief Information Officer of Ticketmaster Guikayo join in Small and exquisite laboratory As the chief information officer. Following the boom in non-fungible tokens (NFT), this blockchain startup based in Vancouver, British Columbia provides support for the popular NBA Top Shot and Cryptokitties digital collectibles. Karyo is based in Seattle.
– this Global innovation exchange (GIX) Naming Sean Carr Its new executive director and chief executive officer started in January. Interim Executive Director Shwetak Patel, a professor, inventor and entrepreneur at the University of Washington, will return to his previous role as GIX faculty leader and CTO.
Carr is currently the executive director of the Barton Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Virginia. He holds a doctorate in management and a master’s degree in business administration and journalism. He was previously a producer on ABC News and CNN.
The educational institution is located in Bellevue, Washington, and was established in 2017 through the cooperation of the University of Washington, Tsinghua University in China, and Microsoft.
Gossman is an outstanding engineer and vice president of Azure. He is a former board member of the Linux Foundation.
Kahan is the Chief Data Analysis Officer and Vice President. Before joining Microsoft, he worked at IBM for 18 years.
— Discovery technology Co-founder Nate Miller Left the architectural surveying and mapping startup he founded Amy Hutchins with Brian Sabo five years ago. He plans to take a vacation before starting his next venture.
“Although I am proud of what Unearth has achieved, I am excited about the digital transformation opportunities brought about by recent innovations in the energy and financial sectors,” Miller said in a message to GeekWire.
Unearth Technologies’ map-based field operation platform is used by construction, utility, telecommunications, and government teams. So far, the Seattle startup has raised $11.6 million.
— Smart Glass Company Crown electrodynamics employment Mindy Hamlin As the vice president of engineering. She has worked for Hewlett-Packard for more than two decades, most recently as the director of technology and operations.
— Former Microsoft Distinguished Engineer Dave Reid Now is the engineering director of Facebook. Reed has worked at Microsoft for more than 26 years and is an outstanding engineer on the Xbox Live, AI services, and computer vision teams.
in a Post on LinkedInReid said that this move is intended to challenge himself, and after taking several actions internally, he added, “Microsoft’s technology breadth is very broad, giving me the opportunity to work on many different products and technologies.”