Recode has learned that the tech startup that launched a Twitter bot and a Facebook page to sell itself to investors has hired more than 10 people.
The company, called Twitter Bots, was acquired by Recode in 2017.
The hiring includes a CTO, product manager, product lead, and team members who were previously at other companies.
Recode reported that the company also hired a data scientist and a web designer, but didn’t give specific numbers.
The hire was first reported by Recoder.
Recoding, which is headquartered in Mountain View, California, is the parent company of Recode, the news site.
The news site first reported that Twitter Bots was hiring in January.
Recoded also reported that Facebook’s new chief product officer, Michael Johnson, is a former Twitter bot team member.
The bot-selling page was shut down in February.
The acquisition is a sign of the growing role that technology startups like Twitter are taking in the financial services industry.
It also could signal the company’s continued interest in hiring, and how much it is willing to pay for a talent.
Twitter said in January that it is looking for talent for a new product manager and a new chief technology officer.
Recoder previously reported that a Recode employee had been fired.
Recodes cofounder and CEO David Yee said in a statement that the hiring is an example of the company making good on its promise to hire more than 20 people in the next six months.
The announcement comes at a time when the financial service industry is on the brink of a shakeup, with many companies being sold or acquired.
The financial services sector has grown rapidly in the last two decades, with companies like JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, and Bank of America, among others, acquiring a variety of businesses and technologies.
The companies also have become more focused on their own products, as well as on their relationships with technology companies like Salesforce and Airbnb.
Twitter’s hiring announcement comes after a series of other announcements by the company.
In December, the company launched its first ever ad-supported mobile ad-sales platform, called Tweetbot.
Twitter Bots started out as a tool to automate some tasks for the company, but it has since expanded to more traditional ways of making money.
In May, Twitter bought Instagram for $1.65 billion.
In June, Twitter added the ability to run its own ads on mobile devices.
Twitter has also expanded its ad platform beyond just the mobile web, including to the mobile operating system in iOS and Android, and its other platforms in the web, video, and social.
Recod, which focuses on the financial and investment services sector, reported in December that it had 1,600 employees, of which 1,000 were full-time.