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Tech Moves: Doug Aley leaves Zulily for Room 77; Vittana taps CEO; Ex-RealNetworks CEO lands at Brightcove; UserMind; etc.

Doug Aley is jumping back into the online travel business, taking a new job as vice president of product development at hotel search engine Room 77. “Room 77 has established itself as an innovator that’s pushing the limits of hotel search, and I’m really excited to join the team and disrupt this category for the… Read More

Kushal Chakrabarti

Vittana founder Chakrabarti steps down as Lovell takes the helm

Kushal Chakrabarti is stepping down from the educational microloan non-profit Vittana, handing the reins of the organization over to Rebecca Lovell who has been named interim CEO. “This is a big opportunity for Vittana. The last five years have been incredible. The next five will be epic,” said Chakrabarti, the former Amazon.com employee who founded Vittana in… Read More

Rich Barton

Vinod Khosla, Rich Barton lead Vittana’s new ‘League of Extraordinary Tech Superheroes’

Venture capital Vinod Khosla and Zillow co-founder Rich Barton have joined forces to bankroll Vittana, the Seattle non-profit that’s attempting to wipe out youth poverty through education-oriented microloans. The contributions of Khosla and Barton mark the largest in Vittana’s history, and set the organization on a path to become self sustainable. The exact amount of… Read More

Kushal Chakrabarti

Google joins with Seattle angels to bankroll non-profit education microloan upstart Vittana

Vittana, the Seattle non-profit that’s facilitating micro-loans to students in developing countries, has received a $250,000 grant from Google. Others backing the organization include entrepreneurs Hadi and Ali Partovi; former Microsoft VP Mike Murray; Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman; BuddyTV co-founder Andy Liu; Founder’s Co-op’s Chris DeVore; TeachStreet CEO Dave Schappell and others. Vittana founder Kushal Chakrabarti… Read More