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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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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