Why Brave's $35 Million ICO May Not Be Enough for a High-Tech Hiring Spree

Why Brave's $35 Million ICO May Not Be Enough for a High-Tech Hiring Spree

While ad-blocking browser startup Brave just raised millions of dollars in an initial coin offering (ICO), that doesn't mean the startup has been able to make all its goals actionable. After attracting what was then valued at $35m by selling cryptographic assets aimed at monetizing online user behavior, the startup today posted the first of a series of job posts that would double the startup's size. However, after having privately been on the hunt for talent for weeks, Brave founder Brenden Eich is cautious about how quickly he'll be able to find the much-needed talent. In the wake of a....


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