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Former Starbucks engineering exec joins education-focused AI startup that just raised $4M

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Atypical AI head of engineering Ryan Bruels. LinkedIn Photo) Seattle-area entrepreneur and tech vet Ryan Bruels joined education-focused artificial intelligence startup Atypical AI as founding head of engineering. Bruels began his career at Apple, serving for six years at the tech giant in various roles including software engineering.

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Tech Moves: OfferUp adds diversity chief; Convoy engineering VP departs; ex-Twitter VP joins Kraken

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. — Convoy’s vice president engineering Tim Prouty recently departed the freight marketplace to join Headway, an Andreessen Horowitz-backed mental health care platform, as VP of engineering. . Prouty joined Convoy in 2017 and previously led Uber’s Seattle engineering center. Janelle Simpliciano. Denali Photo).

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Startup CTO or Developer

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But hiring a lead developer, or even a VP of Engineering, can create a gap between the founders and the developers. Closing the Gap: Hiring A Fractional Startup CTO We’re not suggesting that early-stage startups should hire a full-time CTO. Instead, they should consider a Fractional CTO who can help close the gap.

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Tech Moves: Unbounce names new CEO; Azure VP joins VMware; and more

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Pradeep Nair is now VP of engineering for VMware’s multi-cloud platform. Sack previously held marketing roles at Seattle University, Classmates.com and consulting firm Logic20/20. John Musser , an API consultant currently leading data and analytics for Ford’s autonomous vehicles group. Steve Sack.

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Tech Moves: Outreach adds CMO; new execs at startups ShelfEngine and Kaskada; and more

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in electrical engineering. Parkey succeeds former head of product Emily Kruger, who is now VP of operations and product at software consultancy Loka. Former Porch Director of Engineering Viplav Mishra is now VP of engineering at Seattle delivery startup Pandion. She has her Ph.D.

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Tech Moves: Seattle startups hire new execs; board shuffles at Adaptive and Porch

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Seattle startup CalmWave hired Seth Falcon as VP of engineering. He previously worked as VP of platform engineering at Paris-based carpooling platform BlaBlaCar and was an engineer at Chef Software. He is currently an independent consultant and advisor and was a special projects lead at Monsanto.

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Tech Moves: Hiya adds startup vets; Bellevue College taps former governor as interim president; and more

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He is currently chairman of Locke Global Strategies, a consulting group, and a senior advisor and consultant for law firm Davis Wright Tremaine, specializing in doing business in China and the U.S. million and acquired IT consulting service company Adaptive Technology Group. ambassador to China and secretary of commerce.