This week’s Ask a VC was with Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital, a standout in the younger generation of VCs whether you are looking at his portfolio (Twitter, Tumbr, Boxee, SendMe) or talking to entrepreneurs who work with him.
I asked Sabet about how fundraising went for Spark Capital, which just raised its third fund, and how much that early investment in Twitter helped the process. We also talk… → Read More
So now that we have this big, amazing office in San Francisco, directly across from the Caltrain station (read: commuter friendly) and a stone’s throw away from AT&T Park (go SF Giants), we need to fill it with more great people. We’re hiring. Lots.
Join us and our modest goal of world domination. We love what we do. You can too.
The brains behind Yahoo Boss, a young engineer named Vik Singh, is leaving Yahoo to become an entrepreneur-in-residence at Sutter Hill Ventures. Earlier this year, Singh was named to Technology Review’s 35 Under 35 list at the age of 24. Singh is exactly the kind of talent Yahoo should be trying to hold onto, but that is hard to do now that it is ceding search to Microsoft.
Singh is more… → Read More
We’ve seen free iPhone apps, $1,000 iPhone apps, promotional apps, pointless apps, and offensive apps. Now we have the high-concept app. This is a little like conceptual art, except that it doesn’t quite rise to that level.
Its CrunchBoard time, so let’s take a look back at the recent job news. Super Secret startup MOBshop is looking for some serious coding guns for hire. They say MOBshop “will hit the intersection of mobile and physical worlds.” If your looking to get your name out there and do some networking, Card.ly lets you create some cool online business cards. It’s time to get yourself… → Read More
If you’re annoyed by TPS reports right now, consider yourself lucky. This week saw the staff reduction of MySpace by 30%, to bring the total number down around 1000 employees. Things dont look good abroad as well. But the situation might be turning a corner. Last week the U.S. Labor Department issued their Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report. While it showed an increase of 608,000 in… → Read More
Dan Blake from Harkness Labs – who is working on far more projects at the same time than he could possibly tell me about in just one conversation – recently filled me in on his latest Twitter-related venture, TinyPetition.
Basically, Blake is looking to address the apparent need for a tool that allows the many opinionated people that inhabit Twitterland to voice their concerns about anything that… → Read More
For job hunters in Europe, check out our Europe CrunchBoard. Don’t forget we’re looking for a few good hackers here at TechCrunch. Here’s a few Crunchboard jobs: Web Developer – Fast Growth Sloshspot, Inc – San Jose, CA Software Engineers Extendy – Virtual Location Application Architect frog design inc. – San Francisco, CA Back End Developer Momo Networks… → Read More
With the apparent ease in layoffs, things might be looking up. This week we saw quite a few new jobs on CrunchBoard as companies are still looking for some tech savvy employees. But then again, according to analyst Christa Quarles, we might all be in the wrong industry. For job hunters in Europe, check out our Europe CrunchBoard. Don’t forget we’re looking for a few good hackers here… → Read More
April proved to be a dismal month for technology sector jobs and overall employment, but there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. Granted, this morning brought sobering news of the U.S. unemployment rate hitting its highest mark since 1983: 8.9%. In the past month, 700,000 jobs were lost in the U.S., bringing the total number of U.S. jobs lost since December, 2007 to 5.7 million in April… → Read More
Last month, the social network hi5 cut a large percentage of its staff following a new round of funding that didn’t materialized. Now, the self-dubbed “world’s leading social entertainment web site” is getting a new leader at the top. Bill Gossman, formerly the CEO of the online advertising service Audience Science, is taking over as CEO of Hi5. Grossman was brought in by Hi5′s largest shareholder… → Read More
This week we saw quite a few new jobs on CrunchBoard, companies are still adding positions in New York, Silicon Valley, Boston, Philadelphia, and Austin. For job hunters in Europe, check out our Europe CrunchBoard. Dont’t forget we’re looking for a few good hackers here at TechCrunch. New jobs on CrunchBoard: Product Manager BillShrink – Redmond City, CA Software Engineering… → Read More
With the popularity of Twitter and the proliferation of symbiotic applications designed to feed off the Twitter phenomenon, it’s becoming increasingly uncommon to see startups taking a stab at creating a totally new “micro-blogging” platform. That’s why it’s always fascinating to see how people are trying to reinvent the Twitter wheel. TribeHQ has launched its own twitter-like platform, but with a… → Read More
This morning’s news about the latest unemployment statistics was dismal and quite sobering. The U.S. has lost 5 million jobs in the past 16 months, and the unemployment rate has hit a 25 year high, reaching 8.5%. Our own TechCrunch layoff tracker reports nearly 320,000 tech jobs lost since August. While jobs are being shed at an unprecedented rate, job listings are also being affected, both in… → Read More
It’s time for CrunchBoard Jobs. This week we saw layoffs at UStream and companies hit the deadpool, but never fear as new ways to find a job came to light. Are you a Rails UI Engineer? How about a (soon to be) Director of Blogger Networks? We’ve got jobs all over the country, from a Salesforce Developer in New York to an Interaction Designer in Colorado. Job hunters in Europe can check… → Read More
We’ve noticed a general downward trend in our monthly tech job listings on CrunchBoard over the last year, too, which confirms what is already obvious – there’s less hiring going on out there.
A year ago 100 – 120 job listings were added to CrunchBoard each… → Read More
Update: TechCrunch is looking for 4 remote interns–5+ hours per week. While this week saw fewer new jobs on CrunchBoard, companies are still adding jobs in New York, Silicon Valley, Boston, Philadelphia, and telecommute. (Here at TechCrunch, we’re looking for a Rails Developer.) New jobs on CrunchBoard: Software Engineer Yelp – San Francisco, CA Vice President Online & Mobile… → Read More
Despite the continuous stream of layoffs, CrunchBoard this week has the most diverse job listings I’ve seen yet. There’s both a range of job types–from marketing to technical–and a wide variety of job locations, from New York to Dallas to San Francisco to Portland, OR.
Starting a high tech company often means going at it alone, but eventually every start-up needs some outside help – whether from lawyers, accountants, real estate agents, or special types of vendors. And other times, a company just needs to sell things.
Does this picture remind you of your boss a little too much? It may be time to check out the latest job listings on CrunchBoard. Here’s a sample from the last week: Software DeveloperZillow – Seattle, WA Product ManagerInternet Start Up – Manhattan Beach, CA Web Client Software EngineerGotuit – Woburn, MA Senior Interactive Flash DesignerModea – Blacksburg, VA Web… → Read More
Here are some of the jobs listed on CrunchBoard over the last week: Fulltime Senior AJAX/PHP Web DeveloperDriverSide – San Francisco, CA QA EngineerGx5 – Anywhere Software Support SpecialistK&L Wine Merchants – Redwood City, CA GoodBarry .NET Web Development NinjaGoodBarry – San Francisco, CA Head of Web Design & Front-End DevelopmentGlobal Campus – London, UK… → Read More
Tired of your job? Find a better one on CrunchBoard. Here are some of the recent job listings: Platform EngineerIntegration Appliance – Palo Alto, CA Senior Engineer (Startup employee #4)Valley Based Stealth Startup – San Jose, CA Director of Technology DevelopmentWarner Bros. Records – Burbank, CA Online Media Manager – CrownRandom House – New York, NY C# Programmers… → Read More
You never know who might be looking to hire, so keep an eye on CrunchBoard. Here are some of the recent job listings: Executive Director, Emerging PlatformsOrganic Inc, New York NY Community ManagerKickApps, New York NY Web DevelopersDocstoc, Los Angeles CA Digital Creative DirectorJack Morton Worldwide, Boston MA Senior Business AnalystRetrevo Inc, Sunnyvale CA Open Source Senior Java Web… → Read More
Here are some of the jobs posted to CrunchBoard over the past week: Front End DeveloperFOX News, New York NY Online Media ManagerRandom House, New York NY Product AssociateCastTV, San Francisco CA Senior Network AdministratorLeapFrogRx, Waltham MA User Experience Manager/ProducerCars.com, Chicago Senior Flash DeveloperMTV Networks, New York NY Web DeveloperRegister.com, New York NY .NET Web… → Read More
It’s been a little while since we last posted about CrunchBoard, but it’s as busy as ever. Here’s a sample of the hot tech jobs posted over the last couple weeks: UI DeveloperWetpaint, Seattle WA Head of MarketingCastTV, San Francisco CA Java EngineerApisphere, Berkeley CA Sales Development ManagerFox Interactive Media, Beverly Hills, CA Server GuruJooce, Paris FR Senior Product… → Read More
We’re pleased to announce that we have launched a new version of CrunchBoard powered by Personforce. There are already several new positions posted by highly visible Web 2.0 companies. Digg has posted listings for VP of Business Development and Business Development Manager. JibJab is looking for a Ruby on Rails Software Engineer, a Web Designer, and a Senior Systems Administrator. And Tokbox… → Read More
We here at CrunchGear understand your pain. You’re an early adopter, you have loads of junk lying around, and you need somewhere to buy and sell cool gadgetry without the hassle of scammers and spammers. Introducing CrunchGear.com/gear. This new service uses Edgeio’s classified ads serving technology to propagate your CG/gear listings all over the Interweb and costs $2 per item. But… → Read More
There’s a new version of the CrunchBoard job board – we’ve ripped out our custom code and replaced it with the new Edgeio marketplaces product. Edgeio is a company that I co-founded, and I spent a lot of time with them working on the product features to make sure it was perfect for us and other sites that want to have their own classifieds site. They’ll customize the page… → Read More
The CrunchBoard job board officially launched last Thursday. We’ve gathered some interesting stats on the service after being up almost a week. CrunchBoard is permanently linked from TechCrunch in two spots (top nav bar and right sidebar), as well as MobileCrunch. More links are being integrated. There have been a total of 75 jobs posted on the site, or about ten per day. Both large and… → Read More