Facebook is Hiring, Female Founders Alliance Selects New Cohort and More

by Nona Tepper
September 3, 2019
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Female Founders Alliance announced the second class admitted to “Ready Set Raise.” The accelerator is aimed at helping women and non-binary founders secure funding for their startups. The six-week program was designed to target gender inequities in venture capital funding. (Built In Seattle

The Center for an Informed Public recently launched at the University of Washington as a hub for study on how misinformation and disinformation spreads. The institute was funded through a $5 million grant from the Knight Foundation. (Built In Seattle) 

Doghead Simulations uses its virtual tools for real learning. The Seattle-based startup has used its virtual reality technology to connect students across the world, provide social work services to human trafficking victims and act as a video call service. Built In spoke to cofounders Chance Glasco and Matt Chacon about their tech and its applications in the classroom and beyond. (Built In Seattle

Facebook signed a new lease for Block 24, a 200,000 square-foot building in nearby Bellevue, Wash. Late last year, the company reported it had more than 3,000 employees in the Seattle area, and currently has more than 400 job openings posted in the region. (GeekWire

Jason Silverstein has joined Tango Card as the digital rewards startup’s first chief operating officer. Silverstein comes from Tucos internet services firm, where he served as vice president of corporate operations. The firm said Silverstein’s experience would help Tango Card incorporate GiftCertificates.com, a competitor it acquired for an undisclosed sum in February. (PR Newswire

Mike O’Brien signed on as chief revenue officer of Igneous, a software firm  that helps businesses organize and surface data assets and protect them from would-be hackers. O’Brien previously served as CEO of WiMetrics Corporation, a wireless security software company. (GeekWire)

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