Henry Pickavet

Henry Pickavet

Editorial Director

Henry Pickavet is the Editorial Director at TechCrunch.

Prior to joining TechCrunch, Henry had a hand in a number of online and print publications, including InternetNews.com as chief copy editor and Government Technology Magazine as managing editor. He also did a stint in Sydney as group editor of RBI Australia’s manufacturing group, which is when he also developed an affinity (a love, really) for cricket.

He has a bachelor’s in English from California State University, Chico, and a master’s in Liberal Studies from the New School for Social Research in New York.

The Latest from Henry Pickavet

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Mixtape podcast: Making technology accessible for everyone

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Equity transcribed: How to avoid an IPO

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Equity transcribed: Digging into the Uber S-1

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Equity transcribed: Uber IPO, Stash’s raise and more YC movement

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