Jason Kincaid

Jason Kincaid

Jason Kincaid is a writer, tech pundit, on-screen video guy, and occasional conference host with ambitions of getting into comedy.

Before becoming a cliché, Jason worked as a writer at TechCrunch from 2008-12, spanning some of the site’s most formative years. There, he wrote over 3,000 posts, met with countless entrepreneurs, and interviewed key figures including FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, Senator Al Franken, Google VP (and now Yahoo CEO) Marissa Mayer, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, and many others. He was the cohost of the weekly-ish talk show OMG/JK and the co-creator and host of TC Cribs.

Drawing on his experience at TechCrunch, in late 2014 he published his first book: The Burned-Out Blogger’s Guide to PR.

He has appeared on CNBC, BBC America, NPR, and G4, moderated several panels at SXSW, regularly serves as the emcee of the Startup Battlefield portion of TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference, and recently played himself on the hit HBO show, Silicon Valley.

He attended UCLA, graduating with a BS in Biology and a minor in Society and Genetics.

The Latest from Jason Kincaid

Dropbox Can Now Automatically Sync Your Android Photos (And It Has More Up Its Sleeve)

Last year, Dropbox raised a whopping <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2011/10/18/dropbox-raises-250m-in-funding-boasts-45-million-users/">$250 million</a> funding round at a valuation in the ballpark o

Deutsche Telekom’s VC Firm Makes Strategic Investment In Pinger

For the last few years we've been tracking the growth of a service called Textfree, offered by San Jose-based startup <a href="http://www.pinger.com">Pinger</a>. As the name implies, Textfree has a ve

YC-Funded ScreenLeap: Because Screen-Sharing Doesn’t Need To Make You Crazy

With stories of Terminator-esque Google glasses making headlines these days, you'd think a basic task like screen sharing would be something that'd be pretty well solved by now. But while there are ma

Groupon Acquires NYC-Based Startup Hyperpublic

Groupon has just acquired <a href="http://www.hyperpublic.com">Hyperpublic</a>, a NYC-based startup that's spent the last two years building technology related to geo-location and the layers of inform

RVIP Karaoke: The Most Amazing RV On Earth Is Now Much More Than A Hobby

You'll never forget your first time. Huddled in a hallway three feet wide, arms reaching every which way for a cup or a beer or the microphone. It's hot and it's messy and it's noisy and everyone i

VEVO CEO Tries To Explain Their Hypocritical Act Of Piracy At Sundance

Yesterday <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/02/09/music-labels-joint-venture-vevo-shows-pirated-espn-game-at-sundance/">I reported</a> on a bizarre incident I witnessed at Sundance last month: VEVO

Music Labels’ Joint Venture, VEVO, Shows Pirated NFL Game At Sundance

Over the last decade the major music labels — and their trade organization, the Recording Industry Association of America — have established a repeated pattern of attacking consumers in the name o

Google Chrome Is Now Available For Android (And It’s Fantastic)

If you have one of the few Android devices currently running Ice Cream Sandwich, then you're going to love this post. The rest of you, including those of you on iOS, will have to gaze longingly for a

Backplane To Hold Music Hackathon At SXSW, With Top Industry Managers As Judges

A few weeks ago we <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/01/20/first-look-backplane-the-lady-gaga-backed-community-platform-with-all-star-investors-invites/">wrote about</a> <a href="http://www.theback

Pokki Gives Quick Access To Madden NFL Superstars, Just In Time For The Big Game

It's the Super Bowl season, when a host of services and apps debut just in time for the biggest television event of the year. And, if you're a fan of Madden's NFL Superstars (a web app that's availabl

Fear Not: Google Will Still Support The Verizon Galaxy Nexus

Earlier this afternoon <a href="http://www.droid-life.com/2012/02/03/google-no-longer-considers-verizons-lte-galaxy-nexus-to-be-a-developer-phone/">Droid-Life</a> noticed something strange: the Androi

The Founders of Warby Parker Talk Wire Frames – And The Hipster Question

Earlier this week during the Crunchies we snagged the founders of <a href="http://www.warbyparker.com">Warby Parker</a> for a backstage interview — which was fitting, as I've been wearing a pair of

Facebook Files For $5 Billion IPO

The wait is over: Facebook has just filed for its IPO. Facebook is looking to raise $5 billion— and will mint hundreds (perhaps even thousands) of employees as millionaires in the process. You c

Artspace Raises $2.5 Million For Its Contemporary Art Marketplace

<a href="http://www.artspace.com">Artspace</a>, an e-commerce startup that helps connect contemporary artists and galleries with potential customers, has raised a $2.5 million Series A funding round w

Codecademy Becomes A Platform: Now Anyone Can Write Programming Tutorials

One of the most buzzed-about startups over the last few months has been <a href="http://www.codecademy.com">Codecademy</a> — a site that looks to make programming accessible to just about anyone, w

Y Combinator Names Seasoned Entrepreneur Geoff Ralston As Its Newest Partner

<a href="http://www.ycombinator.com">Y Combinator</a> has just <a href="http://ycombinator.posterous.com/welcome-geoff">announced</a> the newest partner to join the prestigious firm: <a href="http://w

WSJ: Facebook Filing For IPO As Early As Wednesday

The Wall Street Journal has just <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204573704577187062821038498.html">reported</a> that Facebook may file for its long-awaited IPO as soon as this W

BeachMint Raises Another Big Round: $35 Million For Celebrity-Backed Shopping Experiences

<a href="http://www.beachmint.com">BeachMint</a> — an ecommerce startup that lets customers subscribe to receive products hand-picked by celebrities each month  — has quickly become one of the h

YC-Funded Embark Is Now Plotting Two Million Transit Trips A Month

As a former resident of Los Angeles, New York's public transportation system feels magical at times. Trains — underground trains — that go <em>places you actually want to go</em>. It's a wonderful

Worvey— Err, Warby Parker Takes A Look Back At Its 2011

<a href="http://www.warbyparker.com/">Warby Parker</a> — the New York-based startup that sells prescription, designer glasses for a relatively modest $95 a pop — has <a href="http://www.warbypark
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