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Social Startup ShareThis Raises $23 Million

ShareThis, maker of social sharing buttons for websites, announced Wednesday that it raised $23 million in its series C funding round, led by Deutsche Telekom’s VC arm, T-Venture. Other participants in the round were Harbourton and Fifth Third Capital, as well as a number of existing investors, including Blue Chip Venture Company, DFJ and Illinois Ventures. ShareThis also announced the acquisition of Socialize, a small startup aimed at adding social features to mobile apps.


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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