FORTUNE — Last month I wrote about stealth payment start-up Clinkle, and the disconnect between its Silicon Valley reputation (a well-funded joke) and its successful recruiting of big-name executives. In short, if Clinkle is so bad, then how does it keep hiring good people?
One response I heard a lot was that my argument’s focus was on C-suite hires, rather than product/engineering hires.
Well, today Clinkle announced that Josh Brewer has joined as VP of design. He previously spent nearly three years as principal designer at Twitter (TWTR), before leaving last summer ahead of the company’s IPO.
In a prepared statement, Brewer said:
Again, people are not the same as product. And the company still hasn’t launched (despite promises that it would open up on at least one college campus by the end of Q1). But today’s news reminds me that either this company is successfully pulling the wool over some very smart people’s eyes, or the rest of Silicon Valley has prematurely jumped to a negative conclusion.
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