Mg Siegler

MG Siegler
MG Siegler is a general partner at Google Ventures, where he primarily focuses on seed and early-stage investments. He has been deeply involved in the startup space since 2005, first as a web developer, then as a writer, and most recently as an investor and advisor. Before joining Google Ventures, MG was a founding partner of CrunchFund, an early-stage investment fund. Prior to that, he reported on the startup world as a writer for both TechCrunch and VentureBeat. MG still writes a weekly column for TechCrunch on top of writing on his own sites and from time-to-time doing movie reviews in haiku. Originally from Ohio, MG graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor before moving out west to work in Hollywood. One day, he will write that killer screenplay. CrunchBase profile →

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  • Twitter Fight! Larry King To Kutcher: CNN Will Bury You

    Twitter Fight! Larry King To Kutcher: CNN Will Bury You

    “Do you know how big we are? Do you know what CNN is?!” Them fightin’ words — from longtime CNN host Larry King to Ashton Kutcher. King sent out the YouTube video (below) responding to the challenge Kutcher laid out yesterday to beat CNN to become the first Twitter user with a million followers. So far, it’s not working all that well for Kutcher. He is gaining… Read More

  • Shocker: AT&T Wants To Keep Sitting On Its Golden Egg (The iPhone)

    Shocker: AT&T Wants To Keep Sitting On Its Golden Egg (The iPhone)

    When Apple was looking for a mobile partner for the iPhone, it originally went to Verizon. When Verizon turned down the device due to some of Apple’s demands, Apple turned to AT&T, which worked out an exclusive deal with Apple to provide service for the device. Smart move. Over 17 million iPhones have been sold since the device debuted less than two year ago — the majority of… Read More

  • Medialets beats Apple to a billion when it comes to the iPhone

    Medialets beats Apple to a billion when it comes to the iPhone

    Mobile analytics and advertising company Medialets is announcing a big milestone tomorrow with regards to the number one billion and the iPhone. Okay, not that billion milestone — but it’s pretty impressive none the less. Medialets has now processed over a billion events on the iPhone and iPod touch by way of its analytics product, Medialytics. What this means is that the… Read More

  • Live Stream That Intense World Of Warcraft Session With Mogulus Procaster

    Live Stream That Intense World Of Warcraft Session With Mogulus Procaster

    Live streaming is hardly new on the web. And a lot of startups are focused on it. One of them, Mogulus, now hopes to simplify the process, while upping the quality and adding new options. Mogulus’ is launching a new desktop application tonight called Procaster. On the front end, it’s a simple app that offer one-button streaming of video out to the web. But behind its simple… Read More

  • Video: Homeless Frank Buys A Crappy Plastic PC To Use As A Blanket

    Video: Homeless Frank Buys A Crappy Plastic PC To Use As A Blanket

    Given that Microsoft’s new “Laptop Hunter” ads do little else but play up the fact that you can find PCs that are cheaper than Macs, it was only a matter of time before the parodies started rolling in. The first one, dubbed “Homeless Frank,” is a solid effort. In 63 seconds of pure mockery, the videos creators, LandlineTV.com, are actually able to show off some of… Read More

  • Goom Gets $16 Million To Litter Web Radio With Beyonce And DJs

    Goom Gets $16 Million To Litter Web Radio With Beyonce And DJs

    One of the reasons that Internet music streaming services Pandora, imeem and Last.fm have been able to build large audiences is because they are run by people who have a passion for music. Or should I say, a passion for music beyond pop music. With Goom Radio, I’m not so sure. Not only is Goom clearly trying to play the popular music card with a website littered with the likes of… Read More

  • Birdhouse: The CMS For Twitter You Don't Need — But Watch The Video

    Birdhouse: The CMS For Twitter You Don't Need — But Watch The Video

    While a lot of people may mostly be using their iPhones to check the weather, the apps I use most frequently are the ones that connect to Twitter. Twitter’s mobile web experience is pretty awful and SMS is a complete and utter rip-off. But luckily, several developers have made some simple, slick apps for using Twitter on the device. My current favorites are Tweetie (iTunes link) and… Read More

  • Ashton Kutcher Promises To Punk Ted Turner If He Beats CNN To A Million Twitter Followers

    Ashton Kutcher Promises To Punk Ted Turner If He Beats CNN To A Million Twitter Followers

    Apparently, actor Ashton Kutcher woke up today and realized he had a whole hell of a lot of Twitter followers. How many? Just shy of 850,000 now. Even more impressive to him though is that he’s near the number of Twitter followers that the No. 1 Twitter “user” CNN has (just over 900,000). So Kutcher is throwing down the gauntlet. In a video released on YouTube today… Read More

  • StumbleUpon Beats Skype In Escaping EBay's Clutches

    StumbleUpon Beats Skype In Escaping EBay's Clutches

    Back in September, we reported that eBay was attempting to sell off StumbleUpon, the website recommendation service it bought for $75 million in 2007. That didn’t happen. And now the company has been spun off to start life over as an independent startup, backed by new investors and the original founders. The new company is led by co-founder Garrett Camp, who now steps into the CEO role. Read More

  • A Billion iPhone Apps, Mostly To Talk About The Weather?

    A Billion iPhone Apps, Mostly To Talk About The Weather?

    As Apple’s App Store continues its countdown to 1 billion apps downloaded, Compete has released the results of a rather humorous study of iPhone users. Apparently, for all the bells and whistles the combination of the iPhone and the App Store offers, the most popular thing to do is look up the weather, as MediaPost highlights today. Of those iPhone users surveyed, 39 percent stated that… Read More

  • You Will Be Using FriendFeed In The Future — But It May Be Called Facebook

    You Will Be Using FriendFeed In The Future — But It May Be Called Facebook

    Last week, we wrote that FriendFeed was in danger of becoming “the coolest app that no one uses.” The thought was that while FriendFeed is doing some great things both in terms of its technology and feature-wise, it has failed to capture the growth of the hot micro-messaging service, Twitter. But I think that misses the real key comparison. If you look at it, FriendFeed is actually… Read More