Soho TechLabs, the fledgling startup incubator formed by several Huffington Post refugees, announced via an inaugural tweet today that they’re recruiting early founders and employees. The company, backed by Lerer Ventures, was originally announced in Ad Age in January; it will be lead by a team of ex-Huffpoers, including founders Paul Berry, Jonah Peretti and Ken Lerer, as well as former Huffington Post president Greg Coleman. As we previously reported, the new incubator will be housed at 560 Broadway, the current home of Lerer Ventures.
Mr. Berry certainly has his hands full, as he will serve as the CEO of Soho TechLabs, as well as the CEO of RebelMouse, a “social curation platform.”
Soho TechLabs has defined itself as an incubator focusing on a slew of “minimal viable products” which will be released into the marketplace and then tweaked according to public reception. The project would sound a lot like Betaworks, if Betaworks wasn’t so ideologically opposed to being called an “incubator.”
“We’re a NYC-based incubator working in the social space,” reads one Soho TechLabs job description, adding that they’re looking for employees for “an exciting well defined project.” With so many tech bigwigs backing the venture, we’ll undoubtedly be hearing a lot more from Soho TechLabs as they ramp up for launch.
But we can’t help but wonder what Huffington Post Media Group president Arianna Huffington must think of her former coworkers’ newest project; we only hope she’ll weigh in after she’s finished in the bathroom.
Ben Regenspan, who is Soho TechLabs’ “CTO, until they get annoyed at my tweets,” tweeted at us with some important details that may entice potential hirees to apply: