Alexia Tsotsis is the co-editor of TechCrunch. She attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, majoring in Writing and Art, and moved to New York City shortly after graduation to work in the media industry.
After four years of living in New York and attending courses at New York University, she returned to Los Angeles in order to continue her career in new media, first as LA Weekly’s Internet culture reporter, and then as SF Weekly’s web editor. Before she joined TechCrunch, Alexia ran the SFweekly.com website while staying on top of memes, the tech scene, and human behavior in the digital age.
At TechCrunch, Tsotsis covers early stage startups, and has had the opportunity to interview everyone from Groupon’s Andrew Mason to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. Most recently Tsotsis made the Forbes “30 Under 30: Rising Stars of Media List.” Her Twitter bio reads, “Breaks news, hearts.”
I own Aol stock, diversified investments via ETFs and Mutual Funds, and shares in Facebook. I’m also in a relationship with a VC at General Catalyst Partners. Whenever there is the potential for real or percieved conflict in what I write about, I promise to bring it up, and link back here.
As the Tumblr/Yahoo deal continues to be negotiated by press, and the world gears up for whatever is being announced Monday morning, Tumblr founder David Karp is probably having a very interesting weekend. It’s likely, in between multiple discussions with his board members and Marissa Mayer, that he’ll take a break, like a walk or something, to gather his thoughts. → Read More
The first rule of being cool is not telling people you want to be cool. Yahoo is not following this rule, with its M&A team in full pray-and-spray acquisition mode post-Marissa Mayer hire, hitting on everything that walks, or at least has traction.
Deals I have heard rumors Yahoo was trying to get into over the past couple of months: Foursquare (at an $800 million asking price). Path (at a… → Read More
As one is wont to do, I was checking the French iOS app store rankings this a.m. just to make sure that my old mainstay app “ameli, l’Assurance Maladie” was still in spot No. 3 when sacrebleu! – Path was the No. 1 free app in France.
Now I’ve never really clicked with Path, rarely checked in with people there (it’s super awkward to name drop digitally) and have too much FOMO to stomach… → Read More
More than 2,000 people have filled up the historic Manhattan Center with our biggest hackathon and Startup Alley yet, and a set of incisive discussions with tech leaders. Now it’s time for the battlefield finals, and we have our seven finalists picked out.
Ch – ch – ch- changes! The six-year-old media startup Tumblr is going through quite a few right now, namely focusing on profitability versus growth in its product efforts — enabling a promoted post feature in addition to just recently launching mobile ads. The company is looking for a “Sheryl Sandberg-type” COO, amidst a series of executive departures and layoffs. → Read More
We’re happy to have Allen & Company Managing Director Nancy Peretsman and Kleiner Perkins’ Chi-Hua Chien lend their judging expertise to our TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield competition. One of the most powerful women in New York business, Peretsman worked on Google’s IPO and the Aol Time Warner spin-off, among other things. And from the West Coast, rising star Chien has already worked at two… → Read More
Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley has had a helluva April. The company just closed a $41 million debt round from Silver Lake Partners and Spark Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, O’Reilly AlphaTech and Union Square Ventures, and released a re-vamped iOS app. Yahoo M&A… → Read More
Online commerce is splitting into haves and have-nots as software eats up not just the world, but the mall. For every meteoric success story like Warby Parker’s or even Zulily’s, you have the bumpier narratives of Shoedazzle or Gilt, or the quiet defeat of hundreds of subscription commerce startups you’ve never even heard of. → Read More
Thank you readers, you helped us kick Path to the curb in our Teach For America challenge. Muahahahahahaha. Now let’s see if we can get to that number one slot. Fear our TechCrunch power, Jessica Lessin.
To sweeten the deal we’re offering free Disrupt tickets for the first ten people who donate $500 and over to the cause. In case you missed it, we’re having a SF TechCrunch Meetup to benefit… → Read More