It’s hard to swing a stick in Silicon Valley without hitting startups created by ex-Google employees determined to bring their clever (though only sometimes successful) ideas to light.
Executives Don Harrison and Bradley Horowitz will reportedly manage the incubator. Details on the effort are thin at the moment, but sources say teams will be able to work within the incubator full-time after drafting up a business plan. After several months (the timing is unclear), teams can strike out on their own as a whole new company.
GOOGLE NEEDS TO FIGHT TO KEEP ITS BEST HIRES
According to The Information, Google hopes that the incubator could stem the flow of talent to competing companies. For instance, the company just lost Regina Dugan, the powerful former head of the Advanced Technologies and Projects group that developed tech like Project Tango, to Facebook earlier this month. However, whether or not Google can foster an environment where talented employees have the freedom to innovate is an open question.