Employee flux is typical, especially in large companies. But Google just lost two top engineers to Benchmark Capital. The engineers, Bret Taylor and Jim Norris, were part of the popular Google Maps application, amongst others. They each received a Google Founders’ Award in 2006. Now, they’ll be EIRs, or Entrepreneurs in Residence at Benchmark, being paid to think up ideas. Nice. Benchmark appears to be beefing up the number of EIRs lately.
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