Flipboard goes on a hiring binge: 8 new people, including 3 former Hulu execs

Social magazine Flipboard hired eight new employees this week, including three former Hulu executives. That brings the company’s total head count to 77.

Eric Feng joins Flipboard as CTO, reporting to CEO Mike McCue. Feng was the founder of Erly, which let users create webpages for specific events. Before that, he was CTO at Hulu and a partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, which has been one of Flipboard’s largest investors.

Eugene Wei, who’d been VP of product at Erly and prior to that worked at Hulu and Amazon (s AMZN), and Eden Li, who’d been a software engineer at both Erly and Hulu, are heading to Flipboard along with Feng.

In addition to Feng, Wei and Li, Flipboard spokeswoman Christel van der Boom said the company also hired five other people in engineering and product this week, and is “looking to add more people as well.”

Flipboard, which is a little over two years old, had 20 million users as of September 2012. It has apps for iPad (s AAPL), iPhone, Android (s GOOG) phones and tablets, Kindle Fire and Nook (s BKS).