We’re never happy when a TechCruncher leaves, but it’s always nice when they end up somewhere awesome and can feed us lots of confidential information. Ben Meyer at Facebook and Daniel Levine at Accel Partners, for example, send us weekly confidential updates from their companies.
Laura Boychenko, who has been with us since 2008, is working her last day at TechCrunch. On Monday she starts a new job at Google Ventures. And what Google doesn’t know is that we’re keeping Laura on our payroll, too, and we expect lots of inside information to be coming our way.
It’s the TechCrunch way.
Oh, just kidding. Everybody chill out.
But seriously, we’re all going to miss Laura. She’s the one we sent out to do irresponsible things like tear the wrapping off a Google Android statue to get first pictures, and Google security almost had her arrested for it. Luckily we still have MG to do that sort of thing, but still, she’ll be sorely missed.
Good luck at Google Ventures, Laura. They’re lucky to have you.
Laura Boychenko is an Administrative Assistant at Google Ventures. Laura joined the Google Ventures team after working as Executive Assistant to the Founder & Co-Editor and CEO at TechCrunch. Prior to joining the tech world, she was Marketing and Communications Manager at Cummins West, Inc. in San Leandro. Previously, she worked as an Account Coordinator and Media Planner at two ad agencies in Orange County: Johnson Gray Advertising and Mindshare Creative. Laura graduated from the University...
Google Ventures is the financially motivated venture capital arm of Google Inc., founded in 2009. Google Ventures invests in startups in industries including consumer Internet, software, hardware, clean-tech, bio-tech, health care and others. They aim to invest about $100 million a year, with deal sizes ranging from seed to late-stage investments of tens of millions of dollars, depending on the stage of the opportunity and the company’s need for capital. Google Ventures currently invests in the U.S. and has offices in...