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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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