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

CrunchWeek: YikYak Vs. Spam, VCs Funding Coffee, Big Steps For Science Tech

Another week in tech has come and gone, bringing a fresh crop of stories for us to talk about on CrunchWeek, the show that brings a few TechCrunch writers together to talk about some of the most inter

Despite What The FCC Says, Some Carriers Still Make It Hard To Unlock Your Phone

Over the past week, a number of headlines have trumpeted a big victory over the notoriously bad practices of big U.S. mobile carriers when it comes to unlocking phones. But one digital rights activist

Silicon Valley Favorite Philz Coffee Gulps Up $15 Million To Expand Nationwide

A lot of coffee shops would love to claim that they’re not *just* a coffee shop. But that can actually be said about Philz Coffee. Philz has become an institution of sorts in its native San Fran

CrunchWeek: President Obama In Silicon Valley, Tesla’s Earnings Miss, Facebook After Death

There’s definitely a feeling of love in the air. You could say that’s because the weather is unseasonably warm in San Francisco just in time for the weekend, or because Valentine’s D

August Capital Raises $450 Million For Its Seventh Fund, August VII

August Capital said today it has closed on $450 million for its latest venture capital fund, called August VII. The new raise represents a downsizing of sorts for the 20-year-old Sand Hill Road firm.

Clothing Rental Startup Le Tote Lands $8.8M In Series A Funding

The “sharing economy” has been a buzzy concept for several years now — but if startup investor activity is any indication, the trend isn’t going anywhere any time soon. The lat

AnyPerk, A Platform For Delivering Perks To Employees, Raises $8.5M In Series A Funding

In the tech industry at least, it seems like the pressure for companies to provide “perks” to their employees has never been higher. But oftentimes, startups don’t have the ability t

CrunchWeek: Apple’s Huge Quarter, Snapchat Discover, And Newsweek’s Cover Fail

Today's episode of CrunchWeek is a very special milestone for us here at TechCrunch, marking the 100th time we've met up to casually talk about the week's most interesting news.

Formation 8 And Palantir Founder Joe Lonsdale Named In Sexual Assault Lawsuit

Joe Lonsdale, the technology executive best known as the co-founder of Palantir and a partner of venture capital firm Formation 8, has been accused of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other char

CrunchWeek: Box’s IPO Pop, Microsoft’s HoloLens Headset, Google’s $1 Billion Bet On SpaceX

We’re at the end of another big week for the tech industry, so Alex Wilhelm, Kyle Russell and I gathered ’round the big white table for CrunchWeek, the TechCrunch TV show in which we round

Pachyderm Wants To Be The Data Processing Tool For The Docker Generation

If you’ve collected a large amount of data that you want to analyze, the go-to method for years has been to follow a programming paradigm called MapReduce, typically using Apache’s Hadoop

Box Said To Price IPO At $14 Per Share, Will Raise $175M At $1.67B Valuation

Box has priced its IPO at $14 per share, according to a Reuters report citing an underwriter of the offering. The company initially priced its shares in the range of $11 to $13, a more conservative ba

Through The Fire: What TaskRabbit Learned From Its Big Backlash

“Right after we launched the new TaskRabbit, not everyone was happy.” After years of being a CEO, Leah Busque knows to choose her words carefully. But speaking with her in person at a conf

TC Cribs: Sliding Into Ticketmaster’s Hip London Outpost

In this special episode of Cribs we headed across the pond to London, England to check out ticketing and events behemoth Ticketmaster’s U.K. outpost. To do this Cribs in true English fashion, we

CrunchWeek: Facebook Goes Corporate, Box Prices, And Glass Skids To A Halt

It's Friday and that means CrunchWeek. This week Colleen Taylor, Kyle Russell and myself sat around the Small White Table to discuss Facebook's new corporate communication product, Box's IPO price and

Author Nicholas Carlson Tells Us What Startups Can Learn From Marissa Mayer

There are few figures in the tech industry today who are more compelling than Marissa Mayer. So it’s not surprising that she makes for a very compelling subject in Marissa Mayer and the Fight to

Kevin Rose Leaves Google Ventures To Work Full-Time On His Startup North

Kevin Rose has stepped away from his role as an investor at Google Ventures to work full-time on his mobile app development startup North Technologies, which just raised $5 million in funding led by T

Online Gaming Giant Kixeye Holds Large Scale Layoffs, Cutting As Much As 25% Of Staff

Kixeye, the San Francisco-based online gaming giant, held layoffs yesterday as part of a larger reorganization of the company, sources tell TechCrunch. According to two sources, more than 100 people r

Lyrics Annotation Site Genius Poaches Longtime New Yorker Music Critic Sasha Frere-Jones

Genius, the startup formerly known as RapGenius that began as a place for crowdsourced rap lyrics and now provides a platform for people to annotate everything from songs to historical texts, has scor

MongoDB Has Raised Another $80 Million

MongoDB, the company known for its next-generation open source database technology, has closed on nearly $80 million in new funding, the company has confirmed to TechCrunch. According to a regulatory
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