Betterworks Ramps Hiring, Looks To Hire 50

Testifying to the rapid growth rate at which local startups operate, Santa Monica-based BetterWorks, the online employee benefits and perks firm headed by Paige Craig, revealed Tuesday that it is expecting to expand its team to over 80 people, after inking a round of funding from Redpoint Ventures. BetterWorks announced $8M in funding Tuesday, and as part of that, revealed that it is looking to grow the firm to more than 80 employees as it expands to cover the next twenty biggest cities in the US. The firm scored its first, angel funding in December of 2010, when the firm consisted of little more than co-founders Paige Craig, Sizhao Yang, and George Ishii. The firm is now at around 30 employees, and has at least 50 open requisitions for new hires. A spokesperson at the firm said a large chunk of those reqs are for engineering talent.