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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik