This article's tone or style may not reflect the encyclopedic tone used on Wikipedia. (September 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (November 2018) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
TechCrunch is an American online publisher focusing on the tech industry. The company specifically reports on the business related to tech, technology news, analysis of emerging trends in tech, and profiling of new tech businesses and products. It was one of the earliest publications to report extensively on tech startups and funding.
Type of site
|Technology news and analysis|
|Available in||English, Chinese, French, Japanese|
|Headquarters||Bay Area, United States|
Verizon Media (2017–present)
|Created by||Michael Arrington, Keith Teare|
|Alexa rank||1229 (August 2019[update])|
|Launched||June 10, 2005|
TechCrunch hosts an annual tech conference, TechCrunch Disrupt, that is hosted in several cities in the United States and Europe. Some notable startups that have been involved in the company's Startup Battlefield have been DropBox, Mint, and Crate.io.
From 2007 to 2015, TechCrunch operated Crunchbase, a database of the startup ecosystem, consisting of investors, incubators, start-ups, key people, funds, funding rounds and events. Subject to registration, members of the public can make submissions to the database; however, all changes are subject to review by a moderator before being accepted.
In 2008, TechCrunch started The Crunchies award ceremony to award startups, internet and technology innovations each year. Due to controversy surrounding the awards, TechCrunch announced in 2017 it would end the Crunchies.
In 2011, the site came under fire for possible ethics violations. These included claims that Arrington's investments in certain firms which the site had covered created a conflict of interest. The controversy that ensued eventually led to Arrington's departure, and other writers, including Paul Carr and Sarah Lacy, followed suit.
- "TechCrunch.com WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
- Arrington, Michael. "The Real History of TechCrunch". Michael Arrington. Archived from the original on February 19, 2018. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- Sweney, Mark (September 29, 2010). "AOL buys TechCrunch". the Guardian. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
- "AOL/Verizon Completes Spinout Of CrunchBase Funded By Emergence Capital". TechCrunch. September 22, 2015. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
- "Crunchies 2014". TechCrunch. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
- Stangel, Luke. "The Crunchies, where Silicon Valley went to be celebrated and skewered, is ending". Silicon Valley Business Journal. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
- Hockenson, Lauren (September 22, 2015). "Crunchbase leaves AOL with funding by Emergence Capital". Next Web. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
- Tiku, Nitasha (February 9, 2015). "Sexism and consequences at TechCrunch's annual award show". The Verge. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
- "TechCrunch (@TechCrunch)". Twitter.
- "TechCrunch". Facebook.
- Jack Smith IV (June 2, 2014). "'Silicon Valley' Fact Check: HBO Nails TechCrunch Disrupt All the Way Down to the Nametags". Observer.com.
- Ned Desmond. "TechCrunch Returns To China, For Keeps, COO of TechCrunch and CrunchBase and General Manager of AOL Tech".
- Iwamoto Yutaira. "TechCrunch Tokyo 2012, CNet Editor".
- Mike Butcher. "TechCrunch France Integrates With TechCrunch.com".
- Gray, Amy (September 8, 2013). "'Titstare' app at Techcrunch: women in tech deserve better". The Guardian. Guardian News & Media. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
- Ben Grubb. "TechCrunch forced to apologise over Sydney duo's 'Titstare' app". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
- Marcotte, Amanda (September 9, 2013). "Titstare app at TechCrunch Disrupt: What would a tech conference be without the sexism?". Slate. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
- David Carr (September 5, 2011). "Michael Arrington's Audacious Adventure". The New York Times.
- Kara Swisher (January 16, 2012). "Sarah Lacy Debuts New Tech Site, PandoDaily — $2M+ in Funding and Guess Who's Working for Her?". AllThingsD.
- Anthony Ha (September 16, 2011). "TechCruncher Quits, Slams New Editor—On TechCrunch". AdWeek.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to TechCrunch.|