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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald