Danny Crichton

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

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Announcing The TechCrunch List, a founder-friendly directory of first check and lead VCs

Nothing is more important for founders than finding their first check or the investor who will lead their round, and yet, finding the right VCs to invest in their startups is an arduous and agonizing

The VCs who founders love the most

Over the past month, we have been asking founders to submit recommendations of VCs for The TechCrunch List, our newly-launched curated directory of investors who are ready to write first checks and le

NS1 nets $40M ‘true coronavirus fundraise’ amidst surging customer demand

Apparently, the internet is still popular. With the novel coronavirus marooning people at home for work and play, those “tubes” carrying our data back and forth have become ever more important to

Hear from James Alonso and Adam Zagaris how to draw up your first contracts at Early Stage

You just got your first customer! You just hired your first employee! You just got your first VC investor! These are huge milestones in the life of a startup and are extraordinarily exciting. That is,

Join Extra Crunch Live today for SaaS! SaaS! SaaS! with Emergence Capital’s Jason Green at 2 pm EDT/11 am PDT

There’s been a wildfire in the economy these past few months, but one of the few redwoods still standing is that great bulwark of enterprise software known as SaaS. SaaS stocks and SaaS startups and

Hear how to manage your enterprise infrastructure from Sam Pullara at TechCrunch Early Stage

In just over a decade, cloud-based platforms have completely reshaped the multi-hundred-billion-dollar enterprise IT market. Companies have thrown out their boxes and software-defined and microservice

Quaestor is reinventing business metric collaboration for the startup party-round era

Business is the foundation, of, well, business. For startups, finding a working business model and honing it through decision-making, smart hires and relentless focus on the right metrics can be the d

Four views: Is edtech changing how we learn?

The COVID-19 pandemic compelled us to experiment with edtech, but it's still unclear whether attending school virtually with a laptop at the kitchen table offers the same benefits as sitting in a clas

After grinding investigation, Luckin Coffee confirms $300 million revenue fraud

Luckin Coffee’s drips and drops of news the past few weeks — including a boardroom feud that is pitting the company’s chairman against a special investigation committee looking into an alleged m

Summit raises $2.2B across two megafunds, and pulls in ex-CEO of SoulCycle as newest investor

While there has been a wealth of bad news the past few months in the venture capital world as firms take account of the changing macroeconomic conditions in the wake of COVID-19, that hasn’t stopped

R&D tax credits are due July 15. Neo.tax wants to help startups apply and raised $3M to do it

All founders love “free” money, but with the pandemic going on, the necessity of free money has taken on a whole new meaning this year. First, there was the scramble to secure PPP loans a few week

Four views: How will the work visa ban affect tech and which changes will last?

Four TechCrunch staffers discuss the potential impacts of the government's decision to halt all new work visas through the end of the year.

Luckin Coffee’s board is forcing out its chairman (also, chairman is forcing out the rest of the board)

Sometimes you just can’t get a [L]uckin’ break. After announcing this morning that it is ending its fight to stay listed on Nasdaq, China-based coffee chain and delivery company Luckin Coffee anno

YC to cut the size of its investment in future YC startups

In a blog post this Friday afternoon, Y Combinator’s president Geoff Ralston said that the accelerator would make two changes to its terms for startups. The first would see the size of the standard

Volcker Rule reforms expand options for raising VC funds

One the more nuanced changes is that the reform could help smaller funds in cities outside of major hubs like San Francisco and New York raise capital.

YC-backed Tango Builder wants to use aerospace engineering to build a house

Housing has been constructed for millennia, and while clearly our modern abodes are ever so slightly better than the elk tents we used to live in, the construction techniques behind housing today have

Luckin Coffee will unluckin’ly delist from Nasdaq following fraud allegations

It was one of the fastest-growing startups in modern history and one of the most anticipated IPOs of 2019. But now, following the company’s disclosure of a potential fraud of hundreds of millions of

Atmos wants to make building a house a one-click effort

Homebuilding is not for the faint of heart, particularly those who want to build something custom. Selecting the right architect and designer, the myriad contractors, the complexity of building codes

Raising VC is tough. Submit your investors today to our first-check database, The TechCrunch List

When we announced the formation of The TechCrunch List last week, we had no idea what response we would get to our proposal for founders to recommend their “first-check” investors. While plenty of

China’s GPS competitor is now fully launched

For decades, the United States has had a monopoly on positioning, navigation and timing technology with its Global Positioning System (GPS), a constellation of satellites operated by the military that
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