Liz Gannes

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Zirtual Raises $2M for Online Executive Assistant Service

Mayfield Fund, Tony Hsieh of Zappos and the Las Vegas Downtown Project are putting $2 million in Series A funding into a startup called Zirtual that offers virtual executive assistant services. The now Las Vegas-based company already employs 100 U.S.-based assistants and charges $197 to $997 per month for its services.


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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