Steli Efti

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Steli is CEO and Co-Founder of Close.io (a platform that makes calls, sends emails, and conveniently automatically tracks all activity) and ElasticSales, where he helps thousands of startups succeed in scaling their sales efforts.

He is an alumni of Y Combinator (they helped making companies like Dropbox, Airbnb, 9gag, and more). His company has received funding from Spark Capital, SV Angel, Start Fund, and Omidyar Networks as well as several notable angel investors. Besides firing half his team by singing Bye Bye Baby from ’N Sync (see the story below), Steli also published a lot of interesting articles, from “Why Startups Need To Visit Their Customers” to “Hiring for Startups: How to Recruit the Un-recruitable!“.