The last time we looked at Elon Musk's brain-machine interface company Neuralink ($PRIVATE:NEURALINK), we were the first to uncover the very first 13 employees the company would hire.

Since then, new data shows that the company has been active hiring new people as it inches toward what Business Insider calls a "crazy plan to put chips in people's brains". 

According to data that we track via LinkedIn, Neuralink has more than doubled the size of its workforce since August.

On August 1, 2019, 26 LinkedIn users listed Neuralink as their employer. By October 1, 2019, that number was 42. As of this week, 45 LinkedIn profiles list Neuralink as their employer.

The number of positions for which the company is searching has remained steady, indicating the the openings are multi-fills, in which one "Engineering" listing is likely being used to recruit multiple people.

By August, Neuralink was listing 22 openings on its Careers site. That number has remained constant since then, which a handful of positions added and removed as the company builds up its staff in both Fremont and San Francisco.

News from and about Neuralink has been scant at best since the July launch announcement. Given the growth of the company since then, however, it's likely we'll be seeing an Elon Musk-hosted update in the near future. Seems they've been busy.

About the Data: 

Thinknum tracks companies using information they post online - jobs, social and web traffic, product sales and app ratings - and creates data sets that measure factors like hiring, revenue and foot traffic. Data sets may not be fully comprehensive (they only account for what is available on the web), but they can be used to gauge performance factors like staffing and sales. 

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