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HootSuite Closes $165 Million Series B Round

HootSuite, a collaborative social media monitoring startup that offers products for enterprise and SMB customers, announced on Thursday that it has raised a $165 million Series B round of venture funding. The round was led by Insight Venture Partners, with participation from Accel Partners and existing investor OMERS Ventures. As a result of the new round, IVP’s Jeff Leiberman, Accel’s Ryan Sweeney and OMERS’s John Ruffolo will join HootSuite’s board of directors.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work