–Bellevue, WASH-based identity authentication software company Auth0 named former Glassdoor CTO Bhawna Singh As SVP of Engineering. She will be responsible for Auth0’s various platforms and will oversee the software engineering, data and machine learning teams.
Based in San Francisco, Singh spent more than five years at Glassdoor and was previously the Senior Director of Search Intelligence at Ask.com.
Auth0 was bought by Okta earlier this year for $6.5 billion. Following the acquisition, Auth0’s identity platform is now a product entity within publicly traded Okta.
– Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) promoted to University of Washington professor of computer science Daniel Weld To the General Manager and Chief Scientist of his Semantic Scholar project.
A well-known AI researcher, Weld is also a venture partner at Madrona Venture Group. He will join AI2 full-time and become an emeritus professor at UW.
the weld is successful Doug Raymond, a former Amazon Alexa Product Lead, general manager of the project since 2018. Semantic Scholar is a publicly available AI-based search engine for navigating academic research. It currently has 8 million monthly active users.
As part of the transition, Northwestern University professor Doug Downey will succeed Weld as head of the Semantic Scholar Research Organization. Additionally, Microsoft alum alex wade Chan joined AI2 from the Zuckerberg Initiative and is now the Director of Strategic Partnerships.
— Seattle real estate startup Flyhomes hired Kayati Sullivan As the first Chief Revenue Officer of the company. She was most recently CRO at The RealReal, a luxury online consignment marketplace, and served as an advisor to Flyhomes since the beginning of the year.
Sullivan previously spent more than 12 years at Yelp, most recently as SVP and general manager of its local revenue business. She also co-founded Molly Jones, a women-focused cannabis counseling service.
Flyhomes closed a $150 million Series C investment round in June and is currently operating in the markets of Washington, Oregon, California, Texas and Massachusetts.
–aline akintor Has joined the Oregon Venture Fund as Principal. She was most recently a venture partner at the women-focused venture fund Jan Ventures.
Akintor did his MBA from Stanford last year and was previously the COO of RwandaOnline.
Founded in 2007 by Eric Rosenfeld, the Oregon Venture Fund focuses on startups in Oregon and southwest Washington. Its portfolio includes BrandLive, Hubb, Rigado, Bright.md etc. The fund was also an early investor in ABC, which went public earlier this year.
– Former Foursquare SVP of Engineering Jeremy Tribe Madrona has joined Venture Labs as a technology partner. Tribe was a longtime engineering leader at Placed, a Seattle startup acquired by Snap and later sold to Foursquare.
Earlier this year, Madrona Venture Labs raised $8 million for its fourth fund and unveiled a new model that turns its investors into co-founders, board members and advisors of its startup spinout.