4chan Founder's New Startup is now Hiring

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Christopher Poole, founder of the infamous open message board 4chan.org, is hiring developers for a new online community startup called Canvas Networks.

According to a job posting on the startup’s site, the New York-based Canvas is looking for front- and back-end developers who are “heavy users of online communities who want to invent new and better ways for people to hang out and collaborate online.”

Poole, also known online as “Moot,” started 4chan.org, an online bulletin board where anyone can post comments and images, back in 2003 while he was still in high school. The site was getting 8.2 million unique hits per month as of March, he told the New York Times.

Moot is mum on exactly what Canvas is trying to do, but whatever it is, was good enough to raise $625,000 in funding from several VC investors, including Andreessen Horowitz.

The site does however state that “We’re working on a product that takes forums and re-imagines them for an era of increasingly sophisticated users and browsers.”