Two Top Google Engineers Move to Benchmark Capital

Posted on June 21, 2007  Comments (0)

Here is an example of what I mentioned the other day (in Engineers: Future Prospects): Two top Google engineers leave — to Benchmark Capital:

two of the masterminds behind Google Maps and several other Google products, have joined the firm as “Entrepreneurs in Residence.” This gives them paid positions to hang out at Benchmark’s offices on Silicon Valley’s Sand Hill Road and think through starting a business. They have a specific idea in mind, but are secretive about it, telling VentureBeat only that it’s a “consumer Internet” company.

There were six Google employees responsible for creating Google Maps. Taylor was the overall project leader, while Norris was responsible for the Web server side of the product.

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