Danny Crichton

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

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Google Cloud, McDonald’s big tech acquisition, and motivating an engineering team

Our live conference call on Google Cloud Next Last week at its conference in San Francisco, Google Cloud unveiled a bevy of new features, and we also got to hear for the first time from its head honch

Niantic EC-1, Part 3 and what the data show are the best fundraising decks

Harry Potter, the Platform, and the Future of Niantic After deep dives into the story of Niantic’s spinout from Google and its creation and development of Pokémon GO, TechCrunch editor Greg Kumpara

AI dumbos, Niantic, mobility, design, and Google Next

Tomorrow: Google Cloud Next conference call Join TechCrunch’s enterprise mavens Frederic Lardinois and Ron Miller as they discuss what’s happening on the ground and at the (I am sure, very excitin

Scooters, remote workers, ethics, the future of fintech, etc.

Editor’s Note: refocused newsletters It was another dizzying week here at Extra Crunch as you will shortly see in this newsletter. One change that we are making: we are simplifying our newsletters t

The future of scooters and media (but not scooter media!)

We have two great deep dives on the future of scooters and the future of media. Thanks to the many of you who joined our live conference call today with Kate Clark and Kirsten Korosec, where we talked

Compliance, ethics, and live calls

Reminder: Live conference call today at 2pm EDT / 11am PDT We have TechCrunch writers Kirsten Korosec and Kate Clark talking all things tech today — be sure to check your inboxes for dial-in details

April Fools’ Day, rebuilding edtech, and trash fires

Guest writing for Extra Crunch / TechCrunch We have published a smattering of interesting guest posts on TechCrunch and Extra Crunch from experts in their fields who want to spread their smart ideas t

EC Weekly: Gaming, crypto, shipping and the multiple future strategies of tech

Niantic EC-1 Greg Kumparak published the first part of his planned four part EC-1 series on Niantic yesterday, focusing on the founding story of the AR/gaming unicorn from Keyhole and Google Earth to

The Niantic EC-1

Few software companies have transformed the way we think about moving through physical space like Niantic. The creators of Pokémon GO and soon Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Niantic has become an incre

Form D filings, logistics, and Niantic

From Extra Crunch I wrote a comprehensive look at the new norms around Form D filings, which are filed with the SEC after a venture round closes. Those who’ve read this newsletter for a while know t

How to delay your Form Ds (or not file them at all)

Building a startup is incredibly tough. There are the constant ups and downs, the moments of sheer ambiguity and terror. And so, few moments in a startup’s life are as triumphant — and crystal cle

Crypto 2.0, accessibility, and Apple’s future strategy

From Extra Crunch Jon Evans has a comprehensive look at the most compelling futures for “Crypto 2.0.” With the trading frenzy out of the way (at least for the time being), engineers and product de

New experiments with transcripts, plus game streaming and social platforms

From Extra Crunch Apologies – yesterday’s daily got stuck on a plane from LAX and never sent out. This is your combined Tuesday + Wednesday editions. New Experiment: The Bold Italic’s popula

A week of game streaming and earthquakes

From Extra Crunch We hope all of you enjoyed the conversation with Eric Peckham and Lucas Matney on GDC and game streaming. For those who couldn’t join, a transcript should be coming shortly. Our en

Talk about the big news from GDC with TechCrunch writers

The Game Developers Conference concludes today in San Francisco but that doesn’t mean our coverage is over. TechCrunch writer Lucas Matney and Extra Crunch contributor Eric Peckham were at the M

North Korea’s new website and pro rata rights

From Extra Crunch We have published the transcript for Brian Heater’s conference call on robotics. Arman published report reviews on China’s luxury goods and consumer spending as well as on percep

Taxes on VC and electric buses harming oil prices

From Extra Crunch A lot of subscribers got to hear from TechCrunch hardware guru Brian Heater, who has been meeting with (too many) robotics companies as we prepare for TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics.

Extra Crunch Daily: Exascale Computing

From Extra Crunch Patreon, the focus of our first EC-1, has now announced the new pricing tiers that they telegraphed in our deep dive. New reports discuss the growing demand for foreign talent and co

Patreon’s new fees are surprisingly low

Patreon announced today that it was creating multiple pricing tiers for its membership service, with varying levels of features offered depending on price. The company will now offer a “Lite” offe

Simulations, SAFEs, and China beats America in AI patents

Editor’s Note The most consistent feedback we have gotten from Extra Crunch members is that I write too much, and the Daily emails are too long for mortals (and apparently my mother) to read. This i
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