Former Facebook Director of Engineering Ari Steinberg, who headed the social network’s Seattle office, left the company last October, saying that he planned to launch a travel startup. That travel startup is Vamo, which raised $1.6 million in capital, according to TechCrunch.
Facebook Vice President and Managing Director for Europe, the Mideast, and Africa Joanna Shields became the latest passenger on the train carrying high-profile executives departing the social network, as she announced that she will join Tech City Investment Organisation, a venture sponsored by the U.K. government and aimed at helping London’s East End create its version of Silicon Valley.
Adam Gerston, one of the leaders of Facebook’s Preferred Marketing Developers program, became the latest high-profile executive to leave the social network, and he will join Shift as vice president of strategic partnerships.
Facebook Director of Engineering Ari Steinberg booked his ticket out of the social network, confirming to TechCrunch that Friday will be his last day, and that he is leaving to found a travel startup.