Liz Gannes

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Glassdoor Takes $12M for Job Review Site

Glassdoor, perhaps the only gossip site that can actually improve your quality of life, has raised $12 million in Series C funding led by new investor Battery Ventures and including existing investors Benchmark Capital and Sutter Hill Ventures. The company has user-contributed (and moderator-reviewed, before posting) salary data and employer reviews on 110,000 companies in more than 100 countries. Launched right before the recession hit in 2008, the site has grown to 3.5 million monthly uniques, and CEO Robert Hohman said he thinks it’s “time to lean into it as the economy is recovering.”


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald