Fitz Tepper

Fitz Tepper is a writer at TechCrunch based in New York City.

He writes about a wide range of topics including sports, hardware, payments, social apps, government legislation and more.

Fitz also frequently does video interviews for TechCrunch, and has sat down with media personalities including Steve Wozniak, D.J Khaled and Casey Neistat. He is also a frequent technology commentator on CNN’s Los Angeles-based “CNN Newsroom”.

If you want to get in touch or would be interested in having him speak at an event/conference, email him at fitz@techcrunch.com

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  • Fat Lama is a platform to lend and borrow anything

    Fat Lama is a platform to lend and borrow anything

    Part of YC’s Summer ’17 class, Fat Lama wants to be a rental marketplace for anything. Launched late last year in London, the startup has gained early traction among professionals needing short-term rentals of creative gear – like drones, cameras or DJ equipment. But the platform is also filled with weirder goods – like a tuxedo, camper van or popcorn machine. Items… Read More

  • Bitcoin just passed $4,000

    Bitcoin just passed $4,000

    What a day for Bitcoin. 24 hours ago the cryptocurrency was trading below $3,700. About an hour ago it surged passed $4,000 and has no signs of stopping. It’s now trading around $4,135.00. For reference, a week ago Bitcoin hit an all-time high as it passed $3,000 for the first time. Check out the chart below to see what the price has done in the last 24 hours. So the million… Read More

  • Sleeperbot is the best place to host your fantasy football league this season

    Sleeperbot is the best place to host your fantasy football league this season

    Sleeperbot, which has raised about $2M in seed funding from Birchmere VC and Expa, and boasts hundreds of thousands of users, calls itself Slack for sports. It’s essentially an app (and website) that lets sports fans have conversations around different subjects they’re passionate about. These discussions happen in channels – some of which are created by the company and… Read More

  • Coinbase raises $100M at a $1.6B valuation amid explosive growth

    Coinbase raises $100M at a $1.6B valuation amid explosive growth

    Coinbase has had a pretty crazy six months. It may be hard to remember, but at the beginning of 2017 the cryptocurrency world was a different place. Bitcoin was below $1000 per coin and the entire market cap for all cryptocurrencies was about 7x less than it is today. Since then, the market has surged. And as arguably the most established wallet and exchange service that exists today, Coinbase… Read More

  • Filecoin’s ICO opens today for accredited investors after raising $52M from advisers

    Filecoin’s ICO opens today for accredited investors after raising $52M from advisers

    Filecoin, the much-anticipated cryptocurrency that will eventually power a distributed file storage system, is opening its ICO today at 12pm PT / 3pm ET today. Last week Filecoin concluded a much talked about “advisor” sale that brought in a total of $52M from ~150 investors including Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Winklevoss Capital and about 100… Read More

  • Construction workers are posting Snapchat stories from inside Apple Park

    Construction workers are posting Snapchat stories from inside Apple Park

    Snapchat’s powerful but hidden Story Search feature is finally making itself useful by giving us a behind-the-scenes glimpse inside Apple Park, Apple’s new spaceship-like campus that will open soon. Typing “Apple Park” into Snapchat’s search bar will show you the Apple Park Story, which is a collection of videos taken on the property. The full Apple Park… Read More

  • Gameday lets you play daily fantasy sports inside Facebook Messenger

    Gameday lets you play daily fantasy sports inside Facebook Messenger

    Fantasy sports, and probably to an even greater extent daily fantasy sports, can be intimidating. You’re usually playing for real money, and potentially going up against people who spend countless hours researching statistics to craft the perfect lineup. Gameday, a startup part of Y Combinator’s Summer ’17 batch, wants to change this by making a few tweaks to daily fantasy… Read More

  • Indeed is buying Interviewed to make task simulations part of job applications

    Indeed is buying Interviewed to make task simulations part of job applications

    Indeed, the job platform with over 200 million people searching for jobs each month, is acquiring Interviewed, the online job assessment tool. The terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed, but all 12 of Interviewed’s employees, including the three co-founders, will be going to work at Indeed. Based in San Francisco, Interviewed was part of Y Combinator’s Summer 2015 class… Read More

  • GoPro actually had a good quarter and the stock is spiking 15%

    GoPro actually had a good quarter and the stock is spiking 15%

    GoPro is flying high and mighty after releasing its 2017 second-quarter earnings. The camera company took in $297 million in revenue equaling a non-GAAP loss of 9 cents per share. This was way above Wall Street’s expectations, as the general consensus was that GoPro would report revenue of $269 million with a loss of 25 cents per share. That’s growth any way you slice it. Read More

  • Zumper Select wants to make renting an apartment as easy as booking a hotel

    Zumper Select wants to make renting an apartment as easy as booking a hotel

    When Zumper raised $18M in Series B funding last fall, the rental search engine explained that the funding would be used to grow the company beyond search – and assist renters with the entire leasing process. So today Zumper is announcing what they call Zumper Select, which is an end-to-end platform that works with renters and landlords to manage the entire rental process, from search… Read More

  • WTF is bitcoin cash and is it worth anything?

    WTF is bitcoin cash and is it worth anything?

    Early yesterday morning bitcoin’s blockchain forked — meaning a separate cryptocurrency was created called bitcoin cash. Right now, bitcoin cash is actually worth quite a bit — on paper at least. Some are trading it at around a value of $400 per coin, which makes it the fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap right now. Read More

  • Here’s Tim Cook’s explanation on why some VPN apps were pulled in China

    Here’s Tim Cook’s explanation on why some VPN apps were pulled in China

    Last weekend Apple removed all major VPN apps from the App Store in China. In a statement the next day provided to TechCrunch, it explained that China requires all VPN developers to have a license issued by the government, and they’ve been required to remove some VPN apps in China that don’t meet the new regulations. Read More

  • Apple continues to struggle in China as revenue drops 10%

    Apple continues to struggle in China as revenue drops 10%

    Apple had a pretty good quarter — the stock just jumped 4 percent after hours on $45.4 billion in revenue and earnings per share of $1.67. But there’s one dark spot in the company’s results — and that’s performance in Greater China. Read More

  • Vetted raises $3.3M to treat your pet at home

    Vetted raises $3.3M to treat your pet at home

    What’s worse than going to the doctor? Taking your pet to the doctor. Not only is it a major hassle to actually transport your dog or cat to the vet, but you usually end up paying way too much for way too little time spent with the actual veterinarian. Vetted wants to change this. Read More

  • DJI drones can now run 3DR’s Site Scan software as old competitors become friends

    DJI drones can now run 3DR’s Site Scan software as old competitors become friends

    3D Robotics was supposed to be the drone manufacturer that could finally take on DJI. But its flagship drone, the Solo, never really became a big hit, and soon after the company exited the consumer business and raised a last-ditch funding round to try to pivot to an enterprise offering. Well it worked, and now 3DR has found its sweet spot as a provider of software for mapping and surveying… Read More

  • CocuSocial is a marketplace for affordable cooking classes

    CocuSocial is a marketplace for affordable cooking classes

    CocuSocial was founded on a simple premise: traditional cooking classes, while fun, are usually way too expensive and intensive. This means that many potential customers may be scared away by thinking they can’t afford a cooking class or it’s going to be geared towards participants with a higher skill set. And this is partially true – classes at places like Sur la Table can… Read More

  • HotelFlex lets you check in and out of a hotel at whatever time you want

    HotelFlex lets you check in and out of a hotel at whatever time you want

    Most would agree that the worst part of traveling is timing the hotel check in. Either you get off a redeye and have to figure out what to do all day while waiting to check in, or you arrive late at night and waste money paying for a room you didn’t get to use all day. Enter HotelFlex. Part of Y Combinator’s summer 2017 batch, the startup wants to change the way hotels operate… Read More

  • Rent the Runway is launching same-day delivery, starting in NYC

    Rent the Runway is launching same-day delivery, starting in NYC

    Rent the Runway customers can now be one step closer to actually not having a closet. The company just announced they are launching same-day delivery in NYC, with plans to expand to other markets soon. Customers who order by 12pm will have their order delivered by 5pm, and receive live updates with the ability to adjust the delivery window. To be clear, Rent the Runway has experimented… Read More

  • HotelTonight now lets you upgrade to a suite for 50% off

    HotelTonight now lets you upgrade to a suite for 50% off

    Hotel Tonight just launched a new feature that lets users upgrade to suites on the cheap. If available, the option will pop up during checkout, and will always cost less than 50% of the standard upgrade rate. And at first glance prices in the app seem pretty affordable — some hotels are offering upgrades for less than $50, with only a few hotels pricing upgrades in the hundreds. Read More

  • Snap tests the retail waters by selling Spectacles in Harrods

    Snap tests the retail waters by selling Spectacles in Harrods

    There’s no arguing that the Snapbot is an impressive display of retail technology, But if Snap wants to achieve widespread distribution of Spectacles (and presumably other forthcoming hardware devices), it eventually had to expand beyond the Snapbot. So yesterday the camera company opened a pop-up shop inside the famous London department store Harrods, which marks the first time you can… Read More

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