Spoke Software develops social networking software that connects business professionals with one another. The company's products give marketers, sales people, and recruiters access to people and contact information through providing a network of contacts gathered by corporations' own employees. Spoke provides information on some 60 million people at more than 2 million companies to aid in lead generation and sales prospecting. The company was founded in 2002 by a group of entrepreneurs that included Ben Smith, Chris Tolles, and US Venture Partners. It counts venture capital firms such as Sierra Ventures, Partech International, and DCM - Doll Capital Management as investors.