— Karat, a Seattle-based startup that helps firms conduct technical interviews, employed two new executives.
- Scott Bonneau, a former vice chairman at Certainly, joins as government vice chairman of operations and product.
- Amy Sennett, beforehand common counsel at OpenText and Catalant Applied sciences, joins as Karat’s new common counsel.
Karat raised a $110 million Sequence C spherical at a $1.1 billion valuation in October 2021. Its software program is utilized by tech firms reminiscent of Compass, Intuit, Certainly, Ford and others that need assistance interviewing engineers.
— Frequent Room, a Seattle startup that goals to assist firms deepen relationships with their customers and clients, employed Matt Duchesne as vice chairman of gross sales.
Duchesne beforehand held the identical position at Cyberhaven, a Silicon Valley cybersecurity agency. He additionally labored at VMware and Avi Networks.
Frequent Room launched in 2020 and raised $52 million final 12 months. The corporate gained Startup of the 12 months honors at this 12 months’s Startup Awards.
— Peter Petesch, a longtime Microsoft engineering chief, departed after greater than 32 years on the Redmond tech big.
Petesch joined the corporate in 1990 as a senior techniques engineer following a stint with IBM. He spent the previous 11 years as a principal program supervisor lead for Microsoft Azure.
“A profession at Microsoft has been probably the most gratifying and difficult experiences in my life,” Petesch wrote on LinkedIn. “Every of those waves of expertise and worth delivered to the world had been deeply significant and I’m extremely lucky to have witnessed these evolutions firsthand.”
Petesch left Microsoft in November and is shifting on to “my subsequent journey.”
— Skytap, a Seattle startup that helps firms migrate to the cloud, employed Rahul Tripathi as chief product and expertise officer. Tripathi beforehand was CTO at Nutanix, and a vice chairman at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
— Aduro, a Seattle-area company wellness software program firm, employed Amanda Conway as chief development officer. She beforehand was an government at Talkspace, Healthie, and CoachCare.
— Rebrandly, a San Francisco branded hyperlink administration startup, employed longtime Seattle-based advertising chief Kevin Shively as senior vice chairman of selling. Shively was beforehand vice chairman of selling at Seattle startup Ally, which was acquired by Microsoft, and held related roles at Tagboard and Merely Measured.
— Washington Analysis Basis introduced its sixth annual cohort of WRF postdoctoral fellows. WRF will help 12 researchers for 3 years at Benaroya Analysis Institute, Fred Hutchinson Most cancers Middle, College of Washington and Washington State College.
— Inmedix, a Seattle well being tech firm that goals to bolster autoimmune illness therapies, added famend scientist Leroy Hood to its board of administrators. Hood co-founded the Institute for Techniques Biology and was a recipient of the Nationwide Medal of Science in 2011.