Startup Uses Eggs to Poach Employees from Facebook, Google




Stealing from your new neighbors? Now, is that any way to make friends?

Bigcommerce, an e-commerce platform company that just opened its first office in San Francisco, has started trying to poach talent from heavyweights like Google and Facebook by offering potential job candidates poached egg breakfast sandwiches while they wait for their employee shuttle buses.

Artisanal coffee to wash that down? Check. Sales pitch about Bigcommerce, which closed a $ 40 million investment round led by AOL co-founder Steve Case last year? Check!

Bigcommerce, which has home bases in Sydney, Australia, and Austin, Texas, already snatched a few top executives from rivalsWest Stringfellow, a veteran of PayPal and Amazon, joined as chief product officer, and Ron Pragides, formerly of Twitter and Salesforce, is now vice president of engineering. Read more…

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