Ron Conway

  • Topher Conway Becomes Co-Managing Partner Of SV Angel As David Lee Steps Down

    Topher Conway Becomes Co-Managing Partner Of SV Angel As David Lee Steps Down

    Big changes are afoot at one of the premier angel investing firms, as David Lee is stepping down from SV Angel after multiple years as managing partner at the firm. With his departure, Topher Conway will be moving up to the co-managing role alongside his father, according to an email sent to SV Angel limited partners, founders and partners. Read More

  • Ron Conway Says Each Engineer Hired Creates Four Entry-Level Jobs

    Tech companies aren’t bad for cities, argues SV Angel’s Ron Conway. He says that each time a tech company hires an engineer, they end up hiring four additional entry-level workers to support them. That implies that when startups grow, it’s not just high-skilled computer programmers who benefit. In this talk backstage at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, Conway discusses his thoughts on… Read More

  • Should On-Demand Startups Share More Data To Quell Legal Fears? Ron Conway, Fred Wilson Weigh In

    Should On-Demand Startups Share More Data To Quell Legal Fears? Ron Conway, Fred Wilson Weigh In

    As the technology business becomes more mainstream, tackling more legacy and non-tech problems, we’re seeing the tech industry look for better ways to engage with the communities they are potentially disrupting but also shaping in equal measure. Today, to kick off Disrupt NY, we brought Ron Conway and Fred Wilson — two titans of the startup, technology and investment worlds —… Read More

  • Meet The Disrupt NY 2015 Speakers And Judges

    Meet The Disrupt NY 2015 Speakers And Judges

    Disrupt NY is just a few days away, and we have some of the most iconic entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the tech industry lined up to speak throughout the three-day-long conference. You can still buy general admission tickets for Disrupt NY here. You can find full details about the event here. These are the speakers we are proud to announce and when you can expect to see them take… Read More

  • Ron Conway, Sean Parker Go To Washington (Again)

    Ron Conway, Sean Parker Go To Washington (Again)

    A new bipartisan think tank with a focus on creating better opportunities for startups and small businesses is launching in Washington, D.C. today with backing from Silicon Valley. Sean Parker, Ron Conway and other well-known tech figures have aligned themselves with several academics and Washington policymakers to form the Economic Innovation Group (EIG). This is not the first time Silicon… Read More

  • The Entire SV Angel Partnership To Speak At Disrupt NY

    The Entire SV Angel Partnership To Speak At Disrupt NY

    TechCrunch is excited to announce today that the entire SV Angel partnership is headed to Disrupt NY 2015. That means Ron Conway, David Lee, Brian Pokorny, Topher Conway, Robert Pollak and Kevin Carter will take the stage together, bringing their collective wisdom and experience to Disrupt. Over the years, members of the legendary Silicon Valley fund have attended and spoken at various… Read More

  • Sf.citi Tries To Recruit Tech Companies To “Adopt” SF’s Public Schools

    Sf.citi Tries To Recruit Tech Companies To “Adopt” SF’s Public Schools

    One of the issues with leaning on a high-tech economic growth strategy in a region where there is incredibly constricted space and housing stock like in San Francisco and Silicon Valley is making sure that the benefits of a boom spread to everyone. Read More

  • Ron Conway And Chamath Palihapitiya Debate SF Housing And Google At Next Big Thing Conference

    Ron Conway And Chamath Palihapitiya Debate SF Housing And Google At Next Big Thing Conference

    Venture capitalists Ron Conway and Chamath Palihapitiya got caught up in a shouting match toward the end of one session on inequality at The Next Big Thing Conference in Sausalito, Calif., today. In an answer to what he would do if he were Mayor Ed Lee, Palihapitiya said he’d resign. That was the last straw for Conway, who’d been waving his hand for comment for the last 10 minutes… Read More

  • Brigade Media Raises $9.3M From Sean Parker To Shake Up American Democracy

    Brigade Media Raises $9.3M From Sean Parker To Shake Up American Democracy

    Stealthy, unlaunched startup Brigade Media has raised $9.3 million from Sean Parker of Facebook fame, along with unknown sums from Ron Conway and Marc Benioff, TechCrunch has learned. Parker’s investment is personal, and not from Founders Fund, a group that he has stepped back from. In fact, Parker will be taking over the Chairman and CEO role, at least on an interim basis. John… Read More

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