SAN FRANCISCO, CA — December 11, 2012 – One Kings Lane, the leading new commerce company for the home, announced today that it has raised $50 million in Series D financing led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP). The round also includes investments from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB)…
Earlier this week, I sat down with Steve Garrity, co-founder and CTO of Hearsay Social. Steve is a former hire of mine from Microsoft who transitioned from working at a large corporation to founding his own startup.
Steve shares his thoughts and learning from managing an engineer-driven company that expanded from zero to one hundred in three years. He gives input on important hires in the early startup stages and how he transitioned from running engineering to a new VP of Engineering that he hired.
Hearsay Social is a leading enterprise software for social media management. Hearsay Social helps large companies manage compliance, marketing, and sales on social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and Foursquare.
Editor’s Note: Michael Abbott is a general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, previously Twitter’s VP of Engineering, and a founder himself. Mike also writes a blog called uncapitalized. You can follow him on Twitter @mabb0tt.