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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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Redfin Buys Walk Score!

Holy moly! Redfin just bought Walk Score, an online service started to score homes based on their walking distance from restaurants, groceries and bars. The acquisition is Redfin’s first and the reason for it is simple: We want to give folks a complete portrait of what it would be like to live somewhere new, within the house and in the surrounding neighborhood.

Lawn-Mower, Coder, World-Conqueror

There are probably hundreds of people with Bill Gates’ talent all over the world today who won’t get what Gates got at an early age, access to a computer, and the educational foundation to master it. That’s changing, and it can’t change soon enough.

If I Were 22: Do Something, Do a Lot of It

We often define our happiness in terms of what we want for ourselves, but the only way to be happy is to be needed by others. When you’re traveling the world at 22 in search of the perfect sushi, you are as far from needed as you can possibly be.

How to Be Unreasonably Happy

My friend, Jon Kraft, the founding CEO of Pandora, asked me to write an essay about a childhood extracurricular activity as part of the launch of his new startup, Thrively, which helps children from all backgrounds discover and pursue their passions in life. With Jon’s permission, we’re republishing the essay.

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