Nela Richardson

Tech Moves: Redfin names chief economist; Ex-Apple vet named CEO of X2Biosystems

—Redfin is following in the footsteps of Zillow and Trulia, appointing the Seattle online real estate company’s first-ever chief economist. Housing market expert Nela Richardson is joining Redfin after serving as a former senior economist with Bloomberg Government. Before that, she worked as a research economist at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and was a… Read More


Wavii shutting down service after Google acquisition

Reports of Wavii’s acquisition by Google surfaced earlier this week, and now that’s been confirmed. But in a more interesting piece of news coming today, Seattle-based Wavii announced that it will be shutting down its news aggregation service as part of the deal. Wavii, which helps you find personalized feeds of the news, confirmed the deal… Read More


Wavii exits stealth mode, touts a better way to consume news

It’s been nearly two years since we first encountered Wavii. Operating in the equivalent of a bunker, the Seattle startup has offered just a few clues of the news aggregation service that it is building. But the company — backed by some of Silicon Valley’s top angel investors and led by former Microsoftie Adrian Aoun… Read More


Wavii moves toward reality with goal of helping people manage information overload

Wavii, the stealthy Seattle startup led by Adrian Aoun, is getting closer to unveiling a new service that’s designed to help people find the news that matters the most to them. “Today, most people get their news by searching Google or browsing sensationalized headlines that repeat the same story,” writes Wavvi’s Dan Lewis in a blog post today. “If… Read More


Meet Wavii: The world’s longest-running stealth startup?

Over the course of the past few weeks, a couple people in the Seattle startup community have independently asked me the same question: Whatever happened to Wavii? I first discovered the Adrian Aoun-led company back in July of 2010 — writing at the time that stealthy startup was working on new natural language technologies to… Read More