Klout has hired one of their angel investors Emil Michael as chief operating officer. Michael worked at Internet telephone startup company Tellme Networks for 9 years. He is going lead the business operations for Klout, a service that gives users a score based on how much they participate in social media.
Tellme was backed by Kleiner Perkins and so is Klout. Tellme was co-founded by Mike McCue, the current CEO of Flipboard, which is another company that received funding from Kleiner Perkins. Tellme’s other co-founder Angus Davis is the CEO of payments startup company Swipely. Michael is an investor in Swipely.
Michael was not placed at Klout by Kleiner Perkins. However Kleiner Perkins has a network of savvy executives that are ready to join startups when they are at the right stage.