Liz Gannes

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Like We Said, Hailo Raises $30M Led by Union Square Ventures

We reported in December that Hailo was raising $30 million at a $140 million valuation in a round led by Fred Wilson at Union Square Ventures in New York. Correction: It was actually Wilson’s partner John Buttrick. The taxi appmaker and venture capitalist disclosed the round today, saying that Hailo would soon enter markets in New York, Tokyo (home of another new investor, KDDI), Madrid and Barcelona.


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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