Erick Schonfeld

Erick has been discovering and working with startups his entire professional career as a technology journalist, startup event producer, and founder. Erick is President & Founding Partner at Traction Technology Partners. He is also a co-founder of TouchCast, the leading interactive video platform, and a partner at bMuse, a startup studio in New York City. He is the former Executive Producer of the DEMO conferences and former Editor-in-Chief of TechCrunch (where he helped conceive, lead and select startups for the Disrupt conferences, among other duties). Prior to TechCrunch, which he joined as Co-Editor in 2007, Erick was Editor-at-Large for Business 2.0 magazine, and a senior writer at Fortune magazine covering technology.

At TechCrunch, he oversaw the editorial content of the site, helped to program the Disrupt conferences and CrunchUps, produced TCTV shows, and wrote daily for the blog. He joined TechCrunch as Co-Editor in 2007, and helped take it from a popular blog to a thriving media property. After founder Michael Arrington left in 2011, Schonfeld became Editor in Chief.

Prior to TechCrunch, he was Editor-at-Large for Business 2.0 magazine, where he wrote feature stories and ran their main blog, The Next Net. He also launched the online video series “The Disruptors” with CNN/Money and hosted regular panels and conferences of industry luminaries. Schonfeld started his career at Fortune magazine in 1993, where he was recognized with numerous journalism awards.

The Latest from Erick Schonfeld

Well, That Was Fun

This is my 4,212th post on TechCrunch, and my <a href="">last as editor in chief</a>. The past few months have been a whirlwind for everyone

Jason, May The Force Be With You

One of the marks of a great blogger is following your convictions and convincing the world of the truth you know in your heart. Jason Kincaid is that blogger, whether he is <a href="https://techcrunch

Pseudonymous Mobile Messaging App Vibe Acquired By Betaworks

Back during the heyday of #OccupyWallStreet in New York City (before winter dispersed most of the protestors there), an <a href="">iPhone app</a> c

Exclusive First Look At Spin’s New Music-Playing Website

Music magazines are getting hit with a double whammy in the age of digital media. Like all print publications, their audience is going online—but so is the music. Why read about a new album when you

Chart: In Four Years, Apple Sold More iPhones Than All Macs Ever

If anyone has any doubt that iPhones, iPads and other iOS devices are the future if Apple, just take a look at the chart above from <a href="

With New $27 Million Fund, ff Venture Capital Is On A Roll (Interview)

New York City seed investors are growing up, and raising bigger funds. IA Ventures just <a href="">raised $105 million</a> and ff Venture Cap

With Mountain Lion, OS X Prowls Closer To iOS

Ever since Apple <a href="">released OS X Lion</a>, its desktop operating system started the <a href="

Diller Explains How Tiny TV Antennas Will Change Everything (Video)

Earlier today, Barry Diller introduced <a href="">Aereo</a>, a company backed by IAC, at a press conference in New York City. Aereo streams broadcast TV to your browser and provi

Ingrid Lunden Now Writes For Us From London And Colleen Taylor Will Be Our TCTV Reporter

Silicon Valley thrives on change. At TechCrunch, we chronicle change, honor it, and, lately, we've been living it. As we rebuild TechCrunch, it's the talent of our writers that sets us apart. We are a

Barry Diller Wants To “Transform Television” With Aereo, A DVR In The Cloud

Barry Diller always enjoys riling the media industry from which he sprang. A few minutes ago at a press conference at IAC headquarters in New York City, Diller introduced a new startup IAC is backing

Drum Roll, Please. Apple’s Stock Closes Above $500

Shares of Apple (<a href="">AAPL</a>) closed above $500 today for the first time, ending the day at $502.60. Apple, the world's most valuable company, now boa

Blinkx Replaces Truveo To Power AOL Video Search

British video search company <a href="">Blinkx</a> saw its <a href="">stock</a> spike briefly this morning, following an announcement th

Fly Or Die: The Nokia Lumia 800 “Flagship” Windows Phone

Two weeks ago at the Crunchies, <a href="">Dan'l Lewin</a>, Microsoft's top executive in Silicon Valley, came up to me and handed me a <a href="https://techc

The Only Reason Companies Delete Emails Is To Destroy Evidence

The News Corp. phone-hacking scandal continues to spiral out of control, sweeping up more and more of the companies employees and executives. In the UK, <a href="">8 pe

Moshi Monster Madness (In Which I Get A Snookums Tattoo)

It's February, which means Toy Fair in New York City. Every year, Mind Candy CEO Michael Acton Smith comes to town to peddle his little monsters. Those would be Moshi Monsters, one of the largest soci

Andrew Mason’s First Earnings Call: “Stop Sending Me Pole-Dancing Deals”

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason just finished his first post-IPO earnings calls with Wall Street analysts. (We <a href="">covered it live</a> and looked

Groupon Ends The Year With $1.6 Billion In Revenues, Up 419 Percent

Groupon just announced its first earnings report after <a href="">going public</a> last October (i

IA Ventures Doubles Down On Big Data With A New $105M Fund

Before big data was a hot investing theme, <a href="">Roger Ehrenberg</a> was one of the first seed investors to focus almost exclusively on startups us

Blip COO: “We Essentially Doubled Revenue In 2011”

<a href=""></a> is going through some changes, with founder Mike Hudack gone and a search for a new CEO still ongoing. But the company raised a <a href="

Yahoo Board Shakeup: Chairman And Three Others Step Down, Webb And Amoroso Step Up

Yahoo has its <a href="">new CEO</a>, Scott Thompson, and founder Jerry Yang <a href="
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