Colleen Taylor

Colleen Taylor

Colleen Taylor is based in San Francisco. Prior to her position at Y Combinator, she was a reporter for TechCrunch and the editorial director for TechCrunch TV.

Previously she worked as a reporter for GigaOM, the Financial Times’ Mergermarket newswire, and the semiconductor industry newsletter Electronic News.

The Latest from Colleen Taylor

President Obama Taps Twitter Vet Jason Goldman As White House’s First Chief Digital Officer

President Obama announced this morning that Jason Goldman, a longtime tech industry executive best known for his work alongside Ev Williams during the formative years of products such as Blogger, Twit

Twitch Resets All User Passwords After Suffering Data Breach

Twitch, the immensely popular livestreaming service for gamers that was acquired last year by Amazon in a nearly $1 billion deal, confirmed today that it has suffered a security breach that may have r

Pao Vs. Kleiner Defense Rests Its Case, Showcasing A Different Side Of The Story

Yesterday afternoon, the legal team representing venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers rested its case in the Ellen Pao Vs. Kleiner Perkins trial, bringing the fourth full week in

Facebook Sued By Former Staffer Alleging Sex Discrimination, Harassment, Other Charges

A former Facebook employee is suing the social networking giant for alleged sex discrimination and harassment, discrimination and harassment based on race or national origin, and wrongful discharge fr

Y Combinator Talks Numbers: 842 Companies Funded To Date, 22% With Women Founders In Current Batch

Y Combinator, the startup accelerator known for being the birthplace of Dropbox, Reddit, Airbnb, Stripe, and a number of other companies, released some updated stats this morning showing just how big

Shift Labs Launches Out Of Y Combinator To Make Medical Devices For Healthcare’s Future

Shift Labs is a small startup launching this spring out of Y Combinator with a lofty tagline: to be “the Nest of medical devices.” But as ambitious as that goal may sound at first, when yo

Ev Williams’ VC Firm Obvious Ventures Has Raised $77.7 Million For Its First Fund, Filing Shows

Obvious Ventures, the venture capital firm started by Twitter and Medium co-founder Ev Williams, has raised a total of $77.7 million for its inaugural fund, Obvious Ventures I, according to a regulato

Death By A Thousand Seating Charts

When Kleiner Perkins’ head legal counsel Lynne Hermle pulled up a seating chart from the firm’s December 2011 offsite on the court’s projector during her cross examination of Ellen Pao yeste

Judge Denies Kleiner Perkins’ Bid To Discuss Ellen Pao’s Financial Motives In Court

Harold Kahn, the San Francisco Superior Court judge who is overseeing the ongoing Ellen Pao Vs. Kleiner Perkins trial, has ruled that Kleiner Perkins' legal team will not be able to discuss the person

Ellen Pao “Owns The Room”

Kleiner Perkins' legendary venture investor John Doerr testified last week that Ellen Pao needed to "own the room" if she wanted to move up in the world of venture capital. Today, she did just that

CrunchWeek: Etsy IPO, Tinder’s Age-Based Pricing, Kleiner Perkins On Trial

While we’d argue that every episode of CrunchWeek is special, today is an extra special show, because it’s the last one we’re having at the big white table. That’s right: Our l

Venture Capital Firm Formation 8 Dropped From Sexual Assault Lawsuit

Venture capital firm Formation 8 has been removed as a defendant in a lawsuit filed in January against tech entrepreneur and investor Joe Lonsdale from a former girlfriend alleging sexual assault, bat

Nextdoor Joins The Billion Dollar Valuation Club With New $110M Funding

Nextdoor just became the latest private tech company to join the swelling ranks of the billion-dollar valuation club. The San Francisco startup, which runs a social network for people to interact with

Kleiner Trial Is A Front Row Seat To A VC Firm In Flux

"Didn’t you tell Ms. Pao at the time that one of the reasons you chose Randy Komisar to be a board partner was that Randy ‘needed a win’?" asked Alan Exelrod, the lead counsel for the plaintiff

42Floors Lays Off Half Of Staff As It Cuts Brokerage Team, Refocuses On Search

42Floors, the startup that’s built a platform for finding and leasing commercial office space, has laid off around half of its staff as part of a plan to refocus on its core search business, Tec

Chamath Palihapitiya’s Social+Capital Raising $450M For New Fund, Filing Shows

Social+Capital Partnership, the investment firm founded by former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya, is raising $450 million for its third fund, dubbed “Social Capital Partnership III, L.P

Uber Database Breach Exposed Information Of 50,000 Drivers, Company Confirms

Uber announced today that its database was breached by an unauthorized third party last year. The company confirmed the breach in a company blog post published this afternoon, authored by Uber’s

As Kleiner Trial Plays On, VC’s Upper Echelon Is Laid Bare To The Real World

The world of venture capital has long been cloaked in understated reticence and secrecy. That’s especially been true for the traditional top tier Sand Hill Road firms, such as Kleiner Perkins Ca

As Ellen Pao Vs. Kleiner Trial Gets Underway, A Number Of Power Players To Take Stand

It was nearly three years ago that TechCrunch broke the story that Ellen Pao, then a partner at vaunted Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, was suing the firm fo

Thumbtack Adds Big Name Design And Engineering Execs To Oversee Big Growth

Nearly six months after scoring an attention-grabbing funding round of $100 million, service marketplace Thumbtack has attracted two new big name executives to help oversee its ambitious growth plans
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