Peter Kafka

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SalesCrunch Raises $1.4 Million for a Social Network for Salespeople

A reminder that you don’t have to be a pre-revenue app-maker to grab investor funding these days: Here’s SalesCrunch, a 9-month-old a “social network and sales training platform.” The New York-based company has only a few hundred users, none of whom pay, but it has still gathered $1.4 million in a round led by First Round Capital. Other investors include Accel Partners and Alfred Lin, former COO and CFO at Zappos. SalesCrunch founder Sean Black used to head sales at Trulia.com.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus