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Contra wants to be the community that independent workers are missing

Whether you’re working on something new according to your Twitter bio, or self-employed, according to your LinkedIn bio, founder Ben Huffman thinks his platform, Contra, will be the best way for independent workers to explain and monetize what they are working on. Contra is a platform that wants professionals to create profiles that show project-based identities, versus a role-based identity that one would show on LinkedIn. It’s been built for what Huffman thinks is the future: digital knowledge...
Tags: Freelancing, Startups, TC, Facebook, New York, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Linkedin, Future Of Work, Tech, Shopify, Cowboy Ventures, Upwork, Huffman, Contra, Personnel


Anthony Lin named permanent managing director and head of Intel Capital

When Wendell Brooks stepped down as managing partner and head of Intel Capital last August, Anthony Lin was named to replace him on an interim basis. At the time, it wasn’t clear if he would be given the role permanently, but today, six months later, the answer is known. In a letter to the firm’s portfolio CEOs published on the company website, Lin mentioned, almost casually that he had taken on the two roles on a permanent basis. “Personally, I want to share that I have been appointed to managi...
Tags: TC, Enterprise, Tech, Intel, Vmware, Intel Capital, Brooks, Lin, Pat Gelsinger, Personnel, Gelsinger, Bob Swan, Anthony Lin, Wendell Brooks, Corporate Investment Arms, Arvind Sodhani


Ember names former Dyson head as consumer CEO, as the startup looks beyond the smart mug

Ember today announced that founder Clay Alexander will transition to Group CEO effective February 16. In his place, the Los Angeles-based smart mug company is bringing on Jim Rowan as Consumer CEO. The executive served as CEO of Dyson from 2017 to 2020, after five years as COO. It’s a big get for a relatively small company like Ember, which is best known for its smart, heated mugs. Founded in 2012, the hardware startup most recently raised a $20 million Series D in early 2019, bringing its total...
Tags: Health, Europe, Hardware, Singapore, Los Angeles, Tech, Starbucks, Dyson, KKR, Alexander, Rowan, Jim, Flextronics, PCH International, EmbeR, Personnel


Monzo, the British challenger bank nearing 5 million customers, has recruited a new US CEO

Monzo, the U.K. challenger bank with just shy of 5 million customers, has recruited a new U.S. CEO to head up its efforts states-side, TechCrunch has learned. Carol Nelson, who previously spent 10 years as CEO of Cascade Bank and prior to that was a longtime senior vice president of Bank of America, will start as early as next week, staff at Monzo were informed this morning. Notably, she has been a strategic advisor to Monzo U.S. for more than a year, so she’ll already be familiar with the bank’...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, UK, Finance, US, San Francisco, Tech, Bank Of America, Kaiser, Las Vegas, Nelson, Novator, U K, Anil, Tom Blomfield


Cryptocurrency pioneer Diana Biggs joins digital assets startup Valour as its new CEO

Cryptocurrency pioneer and early Bitcoin thought-leader Diana Biggs has joined Swiss-based startup Valour, which lets investors easily buy digital assets through their bank or broker. The move is significant with the news that Tesla has bought $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin, thus massively boosting the mainstream markets for crypto assets. Biggs explored the potential for blockchain technology to help solve humanitarian challenges through her venture, Proof of Purpose, in 2017, and her TEDx speec...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, Finance, Tech, Tesla, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Hsbc, Switzerland, Currency, Bank, Diana, University of Oxford, Broker, Cryptocurrencies


Is overseeing cloud operations the new career path to CEO?

When Amazon announced last week that founder and CEO Jeff Bezos planned to step back from overseeing operations and shift into an executive chairman role, it also revealed that AWS CEO Andy Jassy, head of the company’s profitable cloud division, would replace him. As Bessemer partner Byron Deeter pointed out on Twitter, Jassy’s promotion was similar to Satya Nadella’s ascent at Microsoft: in 2014, he moved from executive VP in charge of Azure to the chief exec’s office. Similarly, Arvind Krishna...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Azure, Tech, Steve Ballmer, Aws, Ibm, Jeff Bezos, Gates, Forrester Research, Byron Deeter, Bessemer


What Andy Jassy’s promotion to Amazon CEO could mean for AWS

Blockbuster news struck late this afternoon when Amazon announced that Jeff Bezos would be stepping back as CEO of Amazon, the company he built from a business in his garage to worldwide behemoth. As he takes on the role of executive chairman, his replacement will be none other than AWS CEO Andy Jassy. With Jassy moving into his new role at the company, the immediate question is who replaces him to run AWS. Let the games begin. Among the names being tossed about in the rumor mill are Peter DeSan...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Tech, Larry Ellison, Gartner, Aws, Jeff Bezos, Smith, Alex Smith, Ellison, Anderson, Andy, Bezos


Oyster snaps up $20M for its HR platform aimed at distributed workforces

The growth of remote working and managing workforces that are distributed well beyond the confines of a centralized physical office — or even a single country — have put a spotlight on the human resources technology that organizations use to help manage those people. Today, one of the HR startups that’s been seeing a surge of growth is announcing a round of funding to double down on its business. Oyster, a startup and platform that helps companies through the process of hiring, onboarding and th...
Tags: TC, Europe, London, Enterprise, France, India, Tech, HR, Oyster, Lebanon, Hiring, Nexmo, ADP, Connect Ventures, Contractors, Remote Working


Ferro Scrap Nigam Executive Vacancy Recruitment 2021

Recruitment of Executives in Ferro Scrap Nigam Limited 2021 Ferro Scrap Nigam Limited  (FSNL), a Mini Ratna-II Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) is on the lookout for experienced candidates to meet the requirement of Executives in various disciplines for the year 2021 on a Fixed term basis for a period of One Year, which can be extended for a further period of a total of Five Years. Ferro Scrap Nigam invites application in the prescribed format for the following Sarkari Naukri... Please Click on t...
Tags: Jobs, Mba, Engineer, HR, PSU, Cma, Executive, Administration, Manisha, CA-ICWA-Finance, Public-Sector, Personnel, Mechanical Engineer Naukri, Electrical Engineer Vacancy, PGDM, Ferro Scrap Nigam


Salesforce promotes former Vlocity CEO David Schmaier to president and CPO

Last year I penned a post positing that Salesforce’s propensity to purchase mature enterprise companies not only provided new technology, but was also helping to produce a profusion of executive talent.. As though to prove my point, the company announced today that it was promoting former Vlocity CEO, David Schmaier to president and chief product officer. Schmaier came to the organization last year when Salesforce acquired his company for $1.33 billion. It seemed like a good match given that Vlo...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, SaaS, Salesforce, Personnel, Brent Leary, Mark Hawkins, Vlocity, Clara Shih, Salesforce Industries, Amy Weaver, David Schmaier, Schmaier, Hearsay Social co


Dashlane taps JD Sherman, ex-Hubspot COO, as new CEO, as co-founder Emmanuel Schalit steps aside

Our reliance on internet-based services is at an all-time high these days, and that’s brought a new focus on how well we are protected when we go online. Today comes some news from one of the bigger companies working in the area of password security, which points how business is shifting for the companies providing these tools. Emmanuel Schalit, the co-founder of popular password manager Dashlane, is stepping down as CEO of the startup. He is being replaced by JD Sherman, the former COO of Hubsp...
Tags: Google, Security, Startups, TC, New York, Passwords, Boston, Tech, Pandora, Ibm, Talent, Password Manager, Dashlane, Sherman, HubSpot, Akamai


Personio raises $125M on a $1.7B valuation for an HR platform targeting SMEs

With the last year changing how (and where) many of us work, organizations have started to rethink how well they manage their employees, and what tools they use to do that. Today, one of the startups that is building technology to address this challenge is announcing a major round of funding that underscores its traction to date. Personio — the German startup that targets small and medium-sized businesses (10-2,000 employees) with an all-in-one HR platform covering recruiting and onboarding, pay...
Tags: TC, Europe, Enterprise, Labor, Funding, Tech, European Union, HR, Human Resources, Talent, Index Ventures, Clayton, Picus, Renner, Personnel, Hanno


Pat Gelsinger stepping down as VMware CEO to replace Bob Swan at Intel

In a move that could have wide ramifications across the tech landscape, Intel announced that VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger would be replacing interim CEO Bob Swann at Intel on February 15th. The question is why would he leave his job to run a struggling chip giant. The bottom line is he has a long history with Intel, working with some of the biggest names in chip industry lore before he joined VMware in 2009. It has to be a thrill for him to go back to his roots and try to jump start the company. “I ...
Tags: TC, Enterprise, Tech, Intel, Taiwan, Michael Dell, Nvidia, Dell, Vmware, Pat, Maxim, Omar Ishrak, Moorhead, Pat Gelsinger, Patrick Moorhead, Moor Insights Strategy


Cruise taps former Delta executive for COO post as it creeps toward commercialization

Cruise, the autonomous vehicle technology subsidiary of GM, said Friday it has hired Delta Air Lines’ former chief operating officer Gil West as it makes the transition toward early commercialization. West, who had retired from Delta last year, will become Cruise’s first chief operating officer. The announcement comes more than a month after Cruise launched tests on public roads using autonomous vehicles without a human safety operator behind the wheel. The testing is still being conducted in...
Tags: Transportation, California, San Francisco, Tech, Cruise, West, Automotive, Delta, DMV, Gm, Autonomous Vehicles, Cpuc, Delta Air Lines, California Public Utilities Commission, Dan Ammann, Northwest Airlines


Salesforce has built a deep bench of executive talent via acquisition

When Salesforce acquired Quip in 2016 for $750 million, it gained CEO and co-founder Bret Taylor as part of the deal. Taylor has since risen quickly through the ranks of the software giant to become president and COO, second in command behind CEO Marc Benioff. Taylor’s experience shows that startup founders can sometimes play a key role in the companies that acquire them. Benioff, 56, has been running Salesforce since its founding more than 20 years ago. While he hasn’t given any public hints...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Tech, SaaS, Bill, Salesforce, Taylor, Gates, Coo, Marc Benioff, Melinda Gates Foundation, Leary, Mueller, Lynne


VMware files suit against former exec for moving to rival company

Earlier this month, when Nutanix announced it was hiring former VMware COO Rajiv Ramaswami as CEO, it looked like a good match. What’s more, it pulled a key player from a market rival. Well, it seems VMware took exception to losing the executive, and filed a lawsuit against him yesterday for breach of contract. The company is claiming that Ramaswami had inside knowledge of the key plans of his former company and that he should have told them that he was interviewing for a job at a rival organ...
Tags: Cloud, Lawsuit, Enterprise, Drama, Tech, Vmware, Nutanix, Dheeraj Pandey, Personnel, Constellation Research, Rajiv Ramaswami, Holger Mueller, Ramaswami, Board of Directors of Nutanix Inc, Ramawami


MIT Media Lab names Dava Newman as new director

MIT’s famous Media Lab, the multidisciplinary idea factory that produces many a fascinating invention and influential thinker, has found a new director in its backyard after scouring the globe for candidates. Dava Newman, MIT professor of aeronautics and astronautics and former deputy administrator of NASA under Obama, will helm the intellectual hub. The Media Lab is famed for its freewheeling techno-intellectual prowess, but for more than a year has been leaderless following the resignation of ...
Tags: Obama, Tech, Nasa, Mit, Aerospace, Newman, MIT Media Lab, Jeffrey Epstein, Personnel, Media Lab, Dava Newman, Joi Ito Ito, Dean Hashim Sarkis


The venture firm SOSV has hired former TechCrunch COO Ned Desmond to help grow its startups

Ned Desmond, a longtime publishing executive who spent more than half a dozen years at Time Inc. before becoming the chief operating officer of both TechCrunch and Engadget for more than eight years, has joined the investment firm SOSV as a senior operating partner. It’s seemingly a good fit for both sides. SOSV — which is currently managing a $277 million flagship fund alongside some smaller vehicles — has become known for its popular accelerator programs, including Hax, a program focused...
Tags: TC, Softbank, Tech, Venture Capital, Getaround, Formlabs, Time Inc, Crunchbase, Desmond, Engadget, Sullivan, SOSV, Memphis Meats, Personnel, Sean O'Sullivan, Ned Desmond


HiBob raises $70M for its new take on human resources

Productivity software has been getting a major re-examination this year, and human resources platforms — used for hiring, firing, paying, and managing employees — have been no exception. Today, one of the startups that’s built what it believes is the next generation of how HR should and will work is announcing a big fundraise, underscoring its own growth and the focus on the category. Hibob, the startup behind the HR platform that goes by the name of “bob” (the company name is pronounced, “Hi, B...
Tags: TC, Asia, Europe, New York, London, Enterprise, Microsoft, Funding, Israel, Tech, HR, Human Resources, Hiring, Bessemer, US Europe, Mercer


Nutanix brings in former VMware exec as new CEO

Nutanix announced today that it was bringing in former VMware executive Rajiv Ramaswami as president and CEO. Ramaswami replaces co-founderr Dheeraj Pandey, who previously announced his plans to retire in August. The new CEO brings 30 years of industry experience to the position including stints with Broadcom, Cisco, Nortel and IBM — in addition to his most recent gig at VMware as Chief Operating Officer of Products and Cloud Services at VMware. At his position at VMware, Ramaswami had the oppor...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Tech, Switzerland, Ibm, Wellington, Vmware, Nutanix, Dheeraj Pandey, Rajiv, Personnel, Constellation Research, Rajiv Ramaswami, Hybrid Cloud


As IBM shifts to hybrid cloud, reports have them laying off 10,000 in EU

As IBM makes a broad shift in strategy, Bloomberg reported this morning that the company would be cutting around 10,000 jobs in Europe. This comes on the heels of last month’s announcement that the organization will be spinning out its infrastructure services business next year. While IBM wouldn’t confirm the layoffs, a spokesperson suggested there were broad structural changes ahead for the company as it concentrates fully on a hybrid cloud approach. IBM had this to say in response to a requ...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Europe, Layoffs, Enterprise, Tech, Eu, Bloomberg, Ibm, Cnbc, Red Hat, IBM IBM, Personnel, Hybrid Cloud, Holger Mueller, Arvind Krishna


Amazon’s drone delivery team hit with layoffs amid reorganization

Amazon has confirmed an early Financial Times report outlining layoffs at the retail giant’s Prime Air drone delivery program. “As part of our regular business operations, we are reorganizing one small team within our larger Prime Air organization to allow us to best align with the needs of our customers and the business,” spokesperson Kristen Kish said in a statement offered to TechCrunch. “For affected employees, we are working to find roles in the areas where we are hiring that best match ...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Layoffs, Hardware, Tech, Amazon Prime Air, Faa, Financial Times, Personnel, Jeff Wilke, Kristen Kish, Amazon drone delivery


Techfugees nonprofit brings on new CEO to engage tech industry with refugee issues

Techfugees, the global nonprofit which advocates the use of technology to aid refugees and displaced people, has appointed tech entrepreneur and Raj Burman as its new CEO. Burman succeeds Josephine Goube, who will continue as executive director of the adjacent Techfugees Charity in order to concentrate on scaling its country-based programs for refugees. Burman has previously been an Ambassador to the UN Global Poverty Project; led an accelerator program for the European Commission; co-founded a ...
Tags: TC, Europe, Greece, France, Tech, Italy, European Commission, Kenya, Lebanon, Oreal, Raj, Burman, WPP Group, Personnel, Josephine Goube, Canada Kenya


Carlos Gonzalez-Cadenas, angel investor and COO of GoCardless, is joining Index as partner

Index Ventures, the London and San Francisco-headquartered venture capital firm that primarily invests in Europe and the U.S., has recruited its latest investment partner. Carlos Gonzalez-Cadenas, who is currently the COO of London-based fintech GoCardless and was previously the chief product officer of Skyscanner, is joining Index in January, TechCrunch can reveal. For those not in the know, Gonzalez-Cadenas is a seasoned entrepreneur and operator, but has also become a prolific angel investor ...
Tags: TC, Europe, London, San Francisco, Tech, Venture Capital, Partners, Cto, Skyscanner, Index Ventures, Figma, Index, Fogg, Hiroki Takeuchi, Personnel, Carlos Gonzalez-Cadenas


Handshake raises $80M more to build a more diversity-focused LinkedIn for college students

College graduates this year (and perhaps in the near-term) have been looking for work in what is one of the most challenging job markets in a decade due to the coronavirus and its impacts on the economy and how people can interact with each other. Today, a startup that’s helping them with that job hunting process is announcing a big round of funding to grow its business. Handshake, which provides a platform for college-aged students to register their interest and skills and search for suitable w...
Tags: Social, TC, Education, Funding, Tech, Job Hunting, Recruitment, Talent, Kpcb, Cto, Personnel, Handshake, Jeff Richards, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, GGV, Scott Ringwelski


Adding Claire Díaz-Ortiz to its partnership, Magma Partners launches initiative to invest in female founders in LatAm

Claire Díaz-Ortiz has been many things over the course of her career — an angel investor, an early Twitter employee (who notably got the Pope on Twitter), the founder of a nonprofit, a published author and an entrepreneur. Now, the globe-trotting, multi-hyphenate polymath is adding “partner” to her list of titles as she joins the Latin American investment firm Magma Partners to head up its investment activities across South America’s southern cone and launch a new firm-wide initiative to inve...
Tags: TC, Europe, Usa, Tech, Venture Capital, South America, Central America, Latin America, Nubank, First Round Capital, Claire Diaz Ortiz, Jane, Boston Consulting Group, Bannon, Magma, Personnel


Blossom Capital appoints Carmen Alfonso Rico as its newest partner

Blossom Capital, the early-stage venture capital firm founded by Ophelia Brown, has recruited its latest partner: Carmen Alfonso Rico has joined from Samaipata VC, where she led the U.K. office. Before that she was at Felix Capital and is also a co-founder of the London outpost of “community-driven” VC, The Fund. During her time at Felix Capital and Samaipata, Alfonso Rico is said to have sourced and invested in a number of promising European startups, such as virtual events platform Hopin and s...
Tags: Travel, TC, London, Venture Capital, Blossom, Felix Capital, Brown, U K, Ophelia, Personnel, Ophelia Brown, Blossom Capital, Carmen Alfonso Rico, Samaipata VC, Samaipata Alfonso Rico, Vinpho


Facebook names VP of product growth Alex Schultz as new CMO

To fill its empty CMO position, Facebook just promoted a longtime Facebook executive focused on product growth to the C-suite. Former VP of product growth and analytics Alex Schultz, who has been with the company since 2007, announced the move Tuesday in a Facebook post. Schultz will fill position left open by Antonio Lucio, who joined the company from HP in 2018 and announced his departure last month. Lucio said he was leaving the company to “dedicate 100% of my time to diversity, inclusion ...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Tech, CMO, Schultz, Chris Cox, Personnel, Alex Schultz, Lucio, Antonio Lucio


Salesforce announces 12,000 new jobs in the next year just weeks after laying off 1,000

In a case of bizarre timing, Salesforce announced it was laying off 1,000 employees at the end of last month just a day after announcing a monster quarter with over $5 billion in revenue, putting the company on a $20 billion revenue run rate for the first time. The juxtaposition was hard to miss. Earlier today, Salesforce CEO and co-founder Marc Benioff announced in a tweet that the company would be hiring 4,000 new employees in the next six months, and 12,000 in the next year. While it seems...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Layoffs, Enterprise, Tech, SaaS, Salesforce, Hiring, CRM, Marc Benioff, Ohana, Personnel, How Salesforce


Human Capital: What’s next in Uber and Lyft’s court battle and a look at board diversity in Silicon Valley

Welcome back to Human Capital, where we unpack the latest in diversity, equity and inclusion, and labor issues in the tech industry. In this week’s edition, we’re looking at the latest in Uber and Lyft’s court battle to keep their drivers classified as independent contractors, Pinterest’s well-timed announcement of a Black board member, overall board diversity in tech and the Kapor Center for Social Impact’s action campaign to advance racial justice. Gig Life Appeals judge grants Uber...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, Pinterest, California, US, America, San Francisco, Tech, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Alexis Ohanian, Human Capital, Black