Twitter has been on a hiring spree as of late, grabbing up employees left and right for its engineering and business development teams.
The company just crossed the symbolic 140-employee mark, mirroring its famous character limit for tweets, according to co-founder Biz Stone. On Twitter’s job page, there are at least 27 openings, primarily on the technical side. Fresh off a funding round last fall that valued the company at $1 billion, Twitter now has the cash and clout to attract new hires.
So who has Twitter grabbed as of late? Robin Sloan, who handled strategy at Al Gore’s Current TV; a few developers, Michael Busch and Dan Webb; and a user interface designer Mark Otto, among others. They also hired Alexa Lee, who used to produce videos for VentureBeat. There are many, many others but the hiring pace represents a level unseen at the company. During the summer in July and August, the company had between 60 and 70 employees.