Stealthy startup Clinkle nabs another big name: Twitter's ex chief designer

The mobile-payments startup, which has stayed mum on the details of its product, grabs another worthy name for its management team.

Clinkle CEO Lucas Duplan with investor Richard Branson. Clinkle

Clinkle, the mobile-payments startup that doesn't want to talk about what its product actually does, has snagged yet another noteworthy figure in tech: the guy who used to lead Twitter's design efforts.

Clinkle has hired Josh Brewer to be its vice president of design. This will be the fifth senior-level hire for Clinkle in the last six months. The company, which is backed by many influential investors, has nabbed former Netflix and Paypal executives in the past.

Brewer has more than 10 years of design experience, with his most recent stint at Twitter. He was responsible for the redesign of Twitter's mobile apps and mobile site. He left Twitter in June.

"When I look at things we do every day that mobile will transform, nothing stands out like payments, and Clinkle is poised to be a leader in the space," Brewer said in a press release. "Like me, Clinkle believes that engineering and design are two sides of the same coin."

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