Liz Gannes

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Hearsay Social Raises $30M More to Help Companies Sell Socially

Social sales company Hearsay Social has gotten a $30 million vote of confidence led by its existing investors, Sequoia Capital and NEA. With customers in fields such as financial services and insurance, whose salespeople use the platform to connect with their own customers on social media, the San Francisco-based company has now raised $51 million over the past four years. Hearsay Social is led by CEO Clara Shih, who is also on the board of Starbucks.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus