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

Note: Fitz owns a small amount of cryptocurrency.

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  • Bump is a peer-to-peer marketplace for streetwear

    Bump is a peer-to-peer marketplace for streetwear

    As the streetwear and sneaker industry continues to explode in popularity we’re seeing more and more startups popping up to service the industry, all from slightly different angles. Meet Bump, a peer-to-peer take on a streetwear marketplace. Founded six months ago in the U.K and now part of Y Combinator’s Winter ’18 batch, the startup already has over 200,000 users buying… Read More

  • This is the tech that NFL players are excited about in 2018

    This is the tech that NFL players are excited about in 2018

    With the NFL season now over, players finally have time to focus on their passions and side projects, which can be anything from an externship on Capital Hill to angel investing in startups. Some of these activities are facilitated through the NFL Player’s Association, which actually runs a tech accelerator designed to trade player licensing rights for equity. Read More

  • Molly wants to use your online presence to create an automated knowledge base

    Molly wants to use your online presence to create an automated knowledge base

    Isn’t it frustrating when you ask a friend a question knowing that these specific answers are certainly already accessible on social media? The problem is no one wants to spend an hour combing through their friends’ social media pages (or worse, monitoring them 24/7), so we just end up asking them directly. Molly wants to fix this. Read More

  • Visa confirms Coinbase wasn’t at fault for overcharging users

    Visa confirms Coinbase wasn’t at fault for overcharging users

    Yesterday, we wrote that Coinbase customers were being charged multiple times for past transactions. While some speculated that the erroneous withdraws were down to a Coinbase engineering issue, Coinbase issued a statement saying it wasn’t liable for the duplicate charges. The blame, instead, rested with Visa for the way it handled a migration of merchant categories for… Read More

  • Coinbase blames Visa for glitch that overcharged users

    Coinbase blames Visa for glitch that overcharged users

    While Coinbase has had its fair share of technical issues the last few months, it seems the latest one may not be its fault. Earlier today reports started coming in across social media and Reddit that Coinbase users were seeing strange charges on their credit and debit cards. Many of these were users being double-charged for a past transaction, although there were also some (unconfirmed)… Read More

  • CoinTracker will keep track of your crypto as you transfer it between wallets and exchanges

    CoinTracker will keep track of your crypto as you transfer it between wallets and exchanges

    It’s no secret that the cryptocurrency market cap has grown faster than the broader crypto industry. This means that the options for tools to help hold, track and manage your cryptocurrency are still pretty slim. CoinTracker is one of the recently launched startups trying to help. Part of YC’s Winter ’18 class, it’s a platform to track your crypto across all… Read More

  • LiveLike raises $9.6M to get more broadcasters streaming in VR

    LiveLike raises $9.6M to get more broadcasters streaming in VR

    LiveLike, a startup that powers VR streaming experiences for broadcasters like FOX Sports and Sky, has raised a $9.6M Series B round led by Greycroft Partners and Lepe Partners. This brings total funding raised to just over $23M. As a refresher, LiveLike’s VR experience let you select different camera angles, sit in and look around a virtual “suite”, view pre-produced content… Read More

  • Sourcify is connecting entrepreneurs directly to pre-vetted overseas factories

    Sourcify is connecting entrepreneurs directly to pre-vetted overseas factories

    If you’ve ever tried to order and source products from overseas you likely know the process is broken. Factories rarely talk directly to customers and middlemen are difficult to track down and there’s usually a significant delay while you wait for them to communicate back and forth with you and the factory. There’s also the trust factor, where you never really know what… Read More

  • Instagram is testing screenshot alerts for stories

    Instagram is testing screenshot alerts for stories

    Instagram is testing a feature that will show users when someone else takes a screenshot of their story. Users included in the test are getting a warning that the next time they take a screenshot of a friend’s story the friend will be able to see it, as shown below: Good bye freedom to screenshot IG stories. 💔 Thank you, Instagram for the warning. Read More

  • Grove raises $2.1M to find the sweet spot between old-school financial advisers and chatbots

    Grove raises $2.1M to find the sweet spot between old-school financial advisers and chatbots

    Right now if you want financial guidance and planning help you basically have two options – shell out thousands (or more) a year for an old-school Wall Street-affiliated advisor, or test your luck with one of the free financial planning chatbot startups that have been popping up over the past few years. Neither of these are ideal for most people; traditional advisors give good advice but… Read More

  • ESPN’s streaming service will cost $4.99 and launch this spring

    ESPN’s streaming service will cost $4.99 and launch this spring

    In the fall we wrote that ESPN’s new streaming service ESPN Plus would launch in Spring 2018. However details were vague, with pricing unknown and no specific list of what programming would be available. But yesterday on Disney’s earnings call CEO Bob Iger unveiled some more details, including pricing. ESPN Plus will cost $4.99 per month, and be available “this spring”. Read More

  • Here’s how to stream the Super Bowl tonight

    Here’s how to stream the Super Bowl tonight

    The NFL season ends tonight with the New England Patriots losing to facing off against the Philadelphia Eagles in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The game starts at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT and this year will be aired on NBC, meaning if you have cable or an HD antenna you can just tune into NBC to watch. If you want to watch it on a device like a phone, tablet or smart TV you can download the NBC… Read More

  • Square Cash expands bitcoin buying and selling to all users

    Square Cash expands bitcoin buying and selling to all users

    A few months ago we wrote that Square’s peer-to-peer payment app called Square Cash was running a bitcoin trial for select users. These users had the ability to buy and sell bitcoin using whatever payment method they had attached to the app. Well now the payments company just announced that all users (except those in New York, Georgia, Hawaii, or Wyoming) have access to bitcoin trading… Read More

  • Rally Road lets you buy and sell equity shares in classic cars

    Rally Road lets you buy and sell equity shares in classic cars

    Want to put your money in something like a 1955 Porsche or 1985 Ferrari but don’t have hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend? Meet Rally Road. The New York-based startup lets investors buy a real equity stake in a classic car for as little as $50. The company just closed a $2.9M seed round led by Columbus Nova with participation from Social Leverage and other angel… Read More

  • SEC warns against public companies adding blockchain to their name

    SEC warns against public companies adding blockchain to their name

    Everyone knows that both Main Street and Wall Street investors are going gangbusters for cryptocurrency and blockchain-related technology. But here’s the thing. It’s currently nearly impossible to invest directly in cryptocurrency or in legitimate cryptocurrency companies if you want to limit your investments to SEC-sanctioned ETFs or stocks that are listed on NASDAQ or NYSE. So… Read More

  • Dorm Room Fund has built a CRM for founders raising a seed round

    Dorm Room Fund has built a CRM for founders raising a seed round

    First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund just released VCWiz, a tool to help founders find investors and raise money from them. The platform is one part VC directory and one part CRM tool, essentially letting you find the best investors for your startup then begin the process of reaching out to them. New users input some basic information about their startup including a description, industry… Read More

  • Nike just released its first shoe with an all-foam bottom

    Nike just released its first shoe with an all-foam bottom

    Nike just announced their first shoe with an all-foam sole powered by a new foam technology called React. The shoe is called the Nike Epic React Flyknit and is a running shoe, which will release on February 22nd. The bottom is a solid piece of foam with a knitted upper, making it lightweight for running. But looking beyond this shoe the technology is likely the start of a new generation of… Read More

  • GoDaddy is acquiring social media marketing platform Main Street Hub for $125M

    GoDaddy is acquiring social media marketing platform Main Street Hub for $125M

    GoDaddy is acquiring Main Street Hub, an Austin-based social media marketing platform. The deal is for $125M in cash plus up to $50M in potential future earn outs, and is expected to close late in Q2 2018. Founded in 2010 Main Street Hub has raised a total of $93M in debt and equity financing from Silicon Valley Bank, Vista Equity Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and other investors. For… Read More

  • Coinbase hires a new VP of Operations to lead its customer service effort

    Coinbase hires a new VP of Operations to lead its customer service effort

    Coinbase just announced they’re hiring Tina Bhatnagar as VP of Operations and Technology to lead all operational teams at Coinbase and GDAX. But perhaps most relevant right now is the fact that her responsibilities will include overseeing the fast-growing startup’s customer service division. It’s no secret that Coinbase is in need of some help when it comes to support and… Read More

  • Cargo raises $5.5M to let Uber drivers sell snacks and essentials nationwide

    Cargo raises $5.5M to let Uber drivers sell snacks and essentials nationwide

    Cargo, a startup that wants to let every rideshare driver open their own convenience store in their car, has just raised $5.5 million in a round it’s calling seed preferred financing. They have 2,500 cars on the road in NYC, Chicago, Boston and Minneapolis, with 20,000 driver signups from all 50 states. Read More

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