Danny Crichton

Danny Crichton is an investor at CRV and a former contributing writer at TechCrunch.

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Conduit launches to help founders find actually useful angels and VCs

The bar for being a successful VC just keeps getting higher. With more and more capital sloshing around and not enough founders and startups to invest in, founders are getting the opportunity to be ch

Join Extra Crunch Live today for a fintech extravaganza with Wealthfront’s Andy Rachleff at 1 pm EDT/10 am PDT

Fintech is quite possibly the hottest investment area in the venture world these days, and that is why we are so excited to have one of the world’s leading operators and investors talk more about th

Trump administration announces major midband spectrum auction for 5G

5G is increasingly coming into focus as a set of technologies that has the potential to dramatically expand the quality, bandwidth and range of wireless connectivity. One of the major blocks to actual

Beware bankers talking TikTok

The next few weeks are going to be critical for ByteDance -owned TikTok . The company is weeks away from a ban signed by President Trump, and while the company is expected to sue the U.S. federal gove

Creators need better community tools — Circle wants to fill the gap

Entrepreneurial creators have to do a lot with limited time. They need to, well, create, but then they also need to build their marketing funnels, convert users to their paid products, and manage busi

Hear how working from home is changing startups and investing at Disrupt 2020

Let’s just say it has been a year. While a few ambitious startups like InVision and GitLab built their corporate cultures and talent hiring with a remote-first mentality, the reality is that the vas

Datafold is solving the chaos of data engineering

It seemed so simple. A small schema issue in a database was wrecking a feature in the app, increasing latency and degrading the user experience. The resident data engineer pops in a fix to amend the s

Extra Crunch Live: Join Wealthfront CEO Andy Rachleff August 11 at 1pm EDT/10am PDT about the future of investing and fintech

Wealthfront was one of the earliest and remains one of the most formidable companies in the so-called robo-advisor space — algorithmic apps that manage and optimize your savings and investments. Sin

YC-backed Statiq wants to bootstrap India’s EV charging network

Electric vehicles (EVs) are spreading throughout the world. While Tesla has drawn the most attention in the United States with its luxurious and cutting-edge cars, EVs are becoming a mainstay in marke

Facebook doubles down on work-from-office with massive NYC lease near Penn Station

We’ve had huge debates about the future of work — are we going to be working from home, working from the office, or perhaps, working from anywhere? Work From Home is dead, long live Work From Anyw

What Microsoft should demand in exchange for its ‘payment’ to the US government for TikTok

In one of the crazier news stories (and in 2020, that is saying something), President Donald Trump said today during a media availability event that in order for the U.S. government to sign off on a p

SaaS securitization will disrupt VC’s biggest returns this coming decade

SaaS investing has been on fire the past decade and the returns have been gushing in, with IPOs like Datadog, direct listings like Slack and acquisitions like Qualtrics (which is now being spun back o

‘Made in America’ is on (government) life support, and the prognosis isn’t good

Intel and Boeing, two of the pillars of American industry. Intel makes some of the most impressive chips in the world and has for decades, driving high-performance computing to its limits while suppor

We’ve updated The TechCrunch List with 116 new VCs ready to write first and lead checks into startups

We asked, and you have delivered. We first launched The TechCrunch List two weeks ago to help founders find VCs who are ready to write first and lead checks into 22 specific market verticals like ente

NYC pre-seed powerhouse Notation has a new fund and a new community for founders

While we often focus on the mega rounds that drive big startup valuations, the reality is that every startup has to start somewhere and find that first check that few to no investors are willing to ac

Nebraska and Iowa win advanced wireless testbed grants for rural broadband

Everyone wants more bandwidth from the skies, but it takes a lot of testing to turn laboratory research projects into real-world performant infrastructure. A number of new technologies, sometimes plac

SAP will spin out its $8B spin-in Qualtrics acquisition

Well, this isn’t a story you see every day. Less than two years after German software giant SAP snatched experience management platform Qualtrics for $8 billion days before the startup’s IPO debut

The dual PhD problem of today’s startups

One of the upsides of this job is that you get to see everything going on out there in the startup world. One of the downsides of this job is seeing just how many ideas out there aren’t all that ori

Why certain VC investors earn great ‘Founder NPS’ scores

Why are certain VCs loved by founders and others loathed? It’s a question that is key not just to founders seeking capital, but also VCs who are looking to burnish their reputations and build the tr

With 600+ more founder recommendations, the second revision of The TechCrunch List is coming next week

Let’s just say it’s been busy times over here (Twitter being completely unusable has helped productivity though!). On Tuesday, we launched the first draft of The TechCrunch List, a verified, curat
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