Startup aims to poach workers at tech bus stops

Apr 06, 2014

Where some see a queue of engineers awaiting private commuter shuttles, one San Francisco startup sees an opportunity to lure talent from top Silicon Valley tech firms.

Software company Bigcommerce has spent the last two weeks trying to recruit talent from San Francisco's numerous techie shuttle stops.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that want to poach employees from Google, Facebook and other tech giants.

They come boasting a clever hashtag (#poached), poached egg sandwiches and $40 million in funding raised from former AOL chief Steve Case's .

Meanwhile, the shuttles have grown controversial in the last year, with some residents who see them as a symbol of neighborhood gentrification protesting their use of municipal bus stops for $1 per stop each day.

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