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Social Media Marketing Firm HubSpot Adds $35 Million in Funding

HubSpot, which helps users with marketing via social media, has completed a new funding round of $35 million. The Cambridge, Mass., software company had previously raised about $65 million. The latest investment included previous investors Altimeter Capital and Cross Creek Capital, as well as, reportedly, Fidelity Investments. Earlier fundings have included General Catalyst Partners, Matrix Partners, Scale Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, Salesforce.com and Charles River Ventures. The new money will be used for international growth and acquisitions.


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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