— Seattle startup Neu, which provides room cleaning for rental units, tapped Microsoft engineer Claudius Mbemba as the company’s first CTO.

Mbemba spent two years working in enterprise software at Microsoft, with a focus on bots, blockchain, machine learning and artificial intelligence. He also spent a stint as the CEO of Columbus, Ohio, app development studio app.kitchen. Mdemba majored in computer science at The Ohio State University, where he received a full ride academic scholarship and also played football as a defensive lineman after walking on to the prestigious program.