Sean Parker

  • The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age Crunch Network

    The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

    Twenty-five years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, the Information Age is coming to an end. Thanks to mobile screens and Internet everywhere, we’re now entering what I call the “Experience Age.” Read More

  • Sean Parker’s Airtime acquires WebRTC video chat wizards vLine

    Sean Parker’s Airtime acquires WebRTC video chat wizards vLine

    It takes some serious engineering magic to build low-latency group mobile video chat and simultaneous content viewing. That’s why Sean Parker’s recently relaunched video chat room app Airtime acquired vLine, which offered video chat infrastructure to SaaS companies. Founded in 2010, vLine was backed with $1.5 million from Kleiner Perkins and Harrison Metal. vLine’s team will… Read More

  • Sean Parker relaunches Airtime, a video chat room for watching – together

    Sean Parker relaunches Airtime, a video chat room for watching – together

    Social networks make us lonely, and messaging feels transactional. There’s still no vibrant, real-time place to hang out with friends online. That’s why four years after Sean Parker’s chat roulette website Airtime fell flat, he’s reviving it as a mobile chat room where friends can share photos, music, and videos that they all experience simultaneously. Launching on iOS… Read More

  • Sean Parker is on a mission to solve cancer

    Sean Parker is on a mission to solve cancer

    Sean Parker, the self-made billionaire who, at the tender age of 19, sparked the digital music revolution, has been at the forefront of some of the most meaningful disruptions of our day from file sharing to social engagement. Cancer immunotherapy is his next big bet. The Napster founder and former Facebook president persuaded hundreds of top scientists within various research universities… Read More

  • Sean Parker Grants $10 Million To Aid Radical Autoimmune Research For Type 1 Diabetes

    Sean Parker Grants $10 Million To Aid Radical Autoimmune Research For Type 1 Diabetes

    Sean Parker has been very philanthropic lately, particularly with life sciences research. Parker announced he’d given $600 million to a foundation with his name on it this summer and $24 million last December to establish an allergy research center, also bearing his name. He’s now given $10 million toward a research lab at the University of California, San Francisco, called the Sean N. Read More

  • Sean Parker Allots $600 Million To The Sean N. Parker Foundation

    Sean Parker Allots $600 Million To The Sean N. Parker Foundation

    Sean Parker, the tech billionaire, best known for his leading roles at Napster and Facebook has donated more than $600 million to the Sean N. Parker Foundation to date. But up to now he’s been tight-lipped with the press about those contributions. Parker formally announced the existence of his charitable operation today, but he’s been an active donor for the last ten years… 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

  • Sean Parker Pledges $24 Million Toward A Stanford Allergy Research Center In His Name

    Sean Parker Pledges $24 Million Toward A Stanford Allergy Research Center In His Name

    Well-known tech billionaire Sean Parker suffers from asthma and allergies so severe that he doesn’t know how many times he’s landed in the emergency room just for accidentally eating something that touched a peanut. He tells TechCrunch that at least 14 of those visits have happened since he’s been with his wife. “Nuts, avocados, shellfish, all of it. I was in the ICU… Read More

  • Sean Parker’s Brigade Media Acquires Causes In Its Quest To Revitalize American Democracy

    Sean Parker’s Brigade Media Acquires Causes In Its Quest To Revitalize American Democracy

    Brigade Media has acquired a majority position in the holding company that owns Causes and Votizen. Causes is known for its days as a platform for Facebook users to organize around issues. Votizen provided social networking tools for voters. Causes acquired Votizen in 2013. Also, amid a number of executive changes, Sean Parker will step down as interim CEO at Brigade but remain chairman. Read More