The War for Engineers

There is definitely a war in Silicon Valley (and SF) for top talent.

Todd McKinnon, the co-founder and chief executive of San Francisco software start-up Okta Inc., calls the competition for top talent “a war.” His company, which this year raised $10 million in Series A funding from venture firm Andreessen Horowitz and angel investors, plans to spend 80% of its new capital on salaries, mostly for engineers.

The best strategy (other than cash) is to have a great company with perks for engineers including creativity, working on cool projects, etc. This can go a LONG way to attracting top talent.

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