Glenn Kelman

Chief Executive Officer

Glenn is the CEO of Redfin. Prior to joining Redfin, he was a co-founder of Plumtree Software, a Sequoia-backed, publicly traded company that created the enterprise portal software market. Glenn was raised in Seattle and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. Redfin is a full-service real estate brokerage that uses modern technology to make clients smarter and faster. For more information about working with a Redfin real estate agent to buy or sell a home, visit our Why Redfin page.

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Time to Get Our Hands Dirty

Have you read Andy Grove’s magnificent essay on Silicon Valley’s ability to create jobs? A reaction to Tom Friedman’s column “Startups, Not Bailouts,” it’s much better than what we wrote on the same topic a few weeks ago. Grove argues that Silicon Valley can’t create jobs because we out-source most of our manufacturing abroad. His startling …

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"You Should Be Urinating Right Now" (A Real-Time Web Server)

As part of our Engineer-to-Engineer series of talks on topics such as Hadoop, Scala, HTML5, Cassandra and Clusto, Redfin invited Ryan Dahl to speak last Wednesday on Node.JS, a web server he created using JavaScript. It was a stupendous talk. Now, I know what you’re thinking. For a core back-end technology like a web server, why use JavaScript, a technology …

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