Ingrid Lunden

Ingrid is a writer and editor for TechCrunch, joining February 2012, based out of London.

Before TechCrunch, Ingrid worked at paidContent.org, where she was a staff writer, and has in the past also written freelance regularly for other publications such as the Financial Times. Ingrid covers mobile, digital media, advertising and the spaces where these intersect.

When it comes to work, she feels most comfortable speaking in English but can also speak Russian, Spanish and French (in descending order of competence).

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  • Visa takes a strategic stake in Klarna, the finance startup out of Sweden

    Visa takes a strategic stake in Klarna, the finance startup out of Sweden

    Klarna, the $2 billion+ startup out of Sweden that works with some 70,000 e-commerce sites to enable payments and provide flexible financing to make purchases, is adding one more key investor to help take its next steps into a wider range of services. Today it announced that credit card giant Visa is making an equity investment in the company, and as part of it, the two are forging a… Read More

  • Sean Parker has left Spotify’s board; Padmasree Warrior, Thomas Staggs join in lead up to IPO

    Sean Parker has left Spotify’s board; Padmasree Warrior, Thomas Staggs join in lead up to IPO

    As Spotify inches its way to a public listing, the streaming music company — which now has 140 million users — has made some significant changes to its board of directors. Sean Parker, the early supporter and investor who once founded digital music service Napster and helped usher Facebook into the world, has left Spotify’s board of directors, along with Klaus Hommels… Read More

  • Intel and the IOC ink 7-year Olympics tech deal for VR, drones and more

    Intel and the IOC ink 7-year Olympics tech deal for VR, drones and more

    Intel has been targeting the sports industry as part of its bigger push into emerging technologies (and finding customers for the resulting new services), and today the company announced its latest play in that area. Intel has signed a wide-ranging deal with the International Olympic Committee to develop technology solutions for the Olympic Games, including developing applications and… Read More

  • Intel steps up security efforts in Israel with Team8, Illusive and a new cyber center

    Intel steps up security efforts in Israel with Team8, Illusive and a new cyber center

    Israel is one of the world’s centers for cybersecurity technology, and today Intel is announcing a trio of developments in the region to help it take better advantage of that. The company is embarking on two new collaborations with Israeli security startups Team8 and Illusive (which was spun out of Team8), and it’s expanding its cyber center in the country. From what we… Read More

  • Mic adds $6.5M from WPP to build out its news brand for millennials

    Mic adds $6.5M from WPP to build out its news brand for millennials

    Millennials remain a hot target for digital marketing and advertising, and so perhaps unsurprisingly, a startup building news and other publishing services targeted specifically at that demographic has raised some money from one of the world’s biggest ad agencies. Mic, the New York-based site and publisher of “branded content” aimed at 20- and early 30-somethings with an… Read More

  • Twitter bots get enterprising, courtesy of Sprout Social

    Twitter bots get enterprising, courtesy of Sprout Social

    These days, the idea of bots on Twitter might be associated more with accounts that auto-Tweet, auto-like, and auto-retweet messages, or are corralled into large armies that follow people and do other things en-masse. But as the idea of artificial-intelligence- driven messengers starts to take hold in the tech world, and specifically in areas like customer service, Twitter is positioning… Read More

  • Announcing the TechCrunch Tel Aviv Meetup + Pitch-off agenda

    Announcing the TechCrunch Tel Aviv Meetup + Pitch-off agenda

    It’s happening! TechCrunch is coming to Israel for the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Tel Aviv on the evening of Wednesday June 28. It’s going to be an awesome event. TechCrunch doesn’t come to Tel Aviv often enough, so we wanted to do something special for our meetup here. In addition to the usual networking party and pitch-off competition, we’ve lined up a few… Read More

  • Nextdoor, now in 160,000 neighborhoods globally, expands to Germany

    Nextdoor, now in 160,000 neighborhoods globally, expands to Germany

    Nextdoor, the social network that connects you with people in your neighborhood, is taking another step up in its global growth, after launching in the Netherlands and the UK last year. Today, the company is opening for business in Germany, the largest internet market in Europe. The move comes as Nextdoor says it is now used in 160,000 neighborhoods across the US, UK and Netherlands, with… Read More

  • Klarna gets a full banking license, gears up to go beyond financing payments

    Klarna gets a full banking license, gears up to go beyond financing payments

    After Anders Holch Povlsen and his firm Brightfolk bought up a stake of at least $225 million in Klarna earlier this month, today the profitable Swedish payments startup, now valued at over $2.25 billion, is stepping up its game. Klarna has announced that it has picked up a full banking license from Finansinspektionen, the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. The license will give… Read More

  • Winners and losers in Amazon’s $13.7B purchase of Whole Foods

    Winners and losers in Amazon’s $13.7B purchase of Whole Foods

    Amazon is taking a huge bite out of the fresh food business with its bid for Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion. But even though this is a deal between two companies, it’s not just the two of them being touched by it. The intersection between the food and tech industries has been playing out for years now, sprouting dozens of food startups; efforts from large tech companies to move… Read More

  • Walmart to buy Bonobos for $310M as it doubles down on fashion

    Walmart to buy Bonobos for $310M as it doubles down on fashion

    Walmart today doubled down on its efforts to continue building out a online retail fashion business in its bid to outpace Amazon in the wider world of commerce and specifically e-commerce. Today it announced that it would acquire menswear site Bonobos for $310 million in cash. The deal is part of a bigger strategy at Walmart, the world’s largest physical retailer, to grow its… Read More

  • Apple hires Sony’s Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg in original content push

    Apple hires Sony’s Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg in original content push

    Look out, Netflix and Amazon. After dipping its toe into the water with Planet of the Apps, today Apple announced the latest development in its push into original content. It is hiring Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, who since 2005 had been co-presidents of Sony Pictures Entertainment, to lead video programming at the company. We’ve been hearing rumors about Apple’s interest… Read More

  • Samsung quietly acquired VR app studio VRB

    Samsung quietly acquired VR app studio VRB

    Samsung has been bullish on virtual reality hardware, hoping that its early moves in headsets and devices to shoot content will give it a stronger position in the space as (and if!) it continues to expand to more applications and users. Now TechCrunch has learned that as part of that effort, it’s also made an acquisition. Samsung quietly bought a New York-based startup called VRB, which… Read More

  • Spotify grows its events profile with tickets from Eventbrite

    Spotify grows its events profile with tickets from Eventbrite

    Less than a week after acquiring Ticketfly from Pandora for $200 million, today Eventbrite has announced another deal to mark its deeper move into music events: the company will now show information about concerts and music festivals Spotify. Specifically, it will recommend Eventbrite-powered events relevant to the music people are listening to on the streaming music service and their… Read More

  • Airbnb puts €5M into ‘Community Tourism Program’ fund for local projects in Europe

    Airbnb puts €5M into ‘Community Tourism Program’ fund for local projects in Europe

    Airbnb has become of the more popular ways of travelling around Europe, offering visitors to cities and regions home-based alternatives to staying in impersonal or expensive hotels when they are away from home. That hasn’t been without controversy, though, and so as it continues to grow — to an estimated 24 million stays by 2020 in the region — the company is embarking… Read More

  • Conviva nabs $40M for AI-based video analytics, now valued around $300M

    Conviva nabs $40M for AI-based video analytics, now valued around $300M

    As more video providers finding audiences directly through apps and the web — and away from pay-TV-based packages — we’re seeing the emergence of more analytics to measure how those videos are delivered, and who is watching them. Conviva, a company that has developed a set machine-learning-based algorithms to do just that, today announced that it has raised $40 million… Read More

  • Uber rival Careem closes $500M raise at $1B+ valuation as Daimler steps in

    Uber rival Careem closes $500M raise at $1B+ valuation as Daimler steps in

    Amid ongoing struggles at Uber, one of its stronger regional rivals in transportation on demand has raised a significant round of funding, picking up a significant strategic investor in the process. Careem, a transportation startup currently in 80 cities across the Middle East, has raised another $150 million — closing out a $500 million Series E round that it confirmed in December when… Read More

  • Element AI, a platform for companies to build AI solutions, raises $102M

    Element AI, a platform for companies to build AI solutions, raises $102M

    The race for artificial intelligence technology is on, and while tech giants like Google and Facebook snap up top talent to build out their own AI-powered products, a new startup has just raised a huge round of funding to help the rest of us. Element AI — a Montreal-based platform and incubator that wants to be the go-to place for any and all companies (big or small) that are building… Read More

  • What does the future hold for Arabic entrepreneurs in Israel?

    What does the future hold for Arabic entrepreneurs in Israel?

    Israel has been a key flash-point for tensions in the Middle East between Jewish and Muslim people, and while politicians continue to work on (and fight over) the route to a peaceful future, some of the most interesting developments for cooperation and progress are happening not in political halls but in the tech world. We’re very excited to welcome and talk with some of key people in… Read More

  • M&A
    Verizon closes $4.5B acquisition of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer resigns [Memo]

    Verizon closes $4.5B acquisition of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer resigns [Memo]

    It’s now official. After Yahoo shareholder approval last week, Verizon today announced that it has finally closed its acquisition of Yahoo, which it plans to combine with its AOL assets into a subsidiary called Oath, covering some 50 media brands (including TechCrunch) and 1 billion people globally. It will be led by Tim Armstrong, who was the CEO of AOL before this. As expected… Read More

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