Friday, October 21, 2011
Infochimps: All The Bananas You Can Eat For Hires
Austin-based Infochimps seems to be kicking up hiring at the firm recently, and has been dangling an interesting employee perk: all the bananas you can eat. The latest job postings from the firm--which is apparently, like many others in the tech industry, scrambling for developers--promises "all the bananas you can eat", above the usual startup perks of free lunches, health benefits, etc. It's unclear how many bananas that exactly is for employees (comments invited below), but the perk is definitely the first time we've seen fruit offered as a reason to join a company. Infochimps operates an online service giving developers access to a broad set of datasets; the firm is backed by DFJ Mercury.