Tech Moves: Bill-Gates backed Kymeta adds new co-CEOs; ex-Zillow exec joins Roofstock board

Chloe Harford. (Photo courtesy of Chloe Harford)

— Former Zillow and OfferUp executive Chloe Harford joined the board of directors at Oakland, Calif.-based Roofstock. She also currently serves on the board of Seattle real estate startup JetClosing.

“I was attracted by the team’s deep industry expertise, the innovative data-fueled tech platform and marketplace they have built,” said Harford in a press release.

Roofstock is a fintech company that allows individuals to invest in single family rental homes. The company recently acquired property management platform Great Jones and has raised $133 million in total funding to date.

From left: Walter Berger and Doug Hutcheson. (Kymeta Photos)

 — Redmond, Wash.-based Kymeta announced Walter Berger and Doug Hutcheson as co-CEOs of the Bill Gates-backed mobile connectivity company.

Berger was most recently president, a title he will retain, and COO. Hutcheson has served as Kymeta’s executive chairman since 2019 and will continue in that role along with his new responsibilities.

Rendered.AI CEO Nathan Kundtaz previously served as Kymeta’s CEO, however the role remained vacant after his departure in 2018.

Kymeta also this week announced a partnership OneWeb to test mobile satellite broadband service.

Todd Haedrich. (Optimize Health Photo)

— Seattle health tech startup Optimize Health has hired Todd Haedrich as CEO. Haedrich, based in Portland, Maine, was previously an executive at Covetrus and athenahealth. Co-founder and former CEO Jeff LeBrun will become chief strategy officer and retain his position as executive chairman.

Founded in 2015, Optimize sells an end-to-end monitoring service used by customers including independent practices, hospital systems, and more. It raised $15.6 million in September 2020.

— Convoy CEO Dan Lewis joined the advisory board of Bellevue, Wash.-based startup CityBldr. Founded in 2016, CityBldr makes software that analyzes zoning and land data to assess properties redevelopment potential. Earlier this year it added a tool to identify potential sites for affordable housing.

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