Megan Rose Dickey

Megan Rose Dickey

Senior Reporter

Megan Rose Dickey is a senior reporter at TechCrunch focused on diversity, inclusion and social justice. She also covers transportation and the on-demand economy.

She previously spent two years at Business Insider covering tech startups focused on the shared economy, IoT and music industry.

She graduated from the University of Southern California in 2011 with a degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism.

The Latest from Megan Rose Dickey

SmileDirectClub files to go public amid concerns from dental associations

SmileDirectClub, the at-home teeth-straightening service, is on its way to becoming a public company. SmileDirectClub is seeking to raise up to $100 million in its IPO, according to its S-1 filed toda

Local governments are forcing the scooter industry to grow up fast

Gone are the days when tech companies can deploy their services in cities without any regard for rules and regulations. Before the rise of electric scooters, cities had already become hip to tech&#821

Skip unveils its first custom electric scooter

Skip is beginning to test the first electric scooter that the startup built entirely in-house. They’re not quite ready for prime time, but Skip expects to deploy them in San Francisco this Octob

Corporate carpooling startup Scoop raises $60 million

Enterprise carpooling startup Scoop just closed a $60 million round led by Activate Capital, with participation from Goldman Sachs, NGP Capital, Total Group, BNP Capital and others to fuel its expansi

Tech leaders condemn tech’s role in elevating white supremacy

A group of tech leaders has banded together to speak out against white supremacy and rampant hate speech on tech platforms. The group, Build Tech We Trust, refers to itself as a collective of tech CEO

Postmates to drop IPO filing next month

Postmates is gearing up to makes its S-1 public in September, TechCrunch has learned

Skip scooters are returning to Washington, DC after battery fires

Following battery issues and a single-alarm fire caused by improperly disposed of batteries in Washington, D.C., Skip has been given the green light to resume operations in Washington, D.C. and the su

Dogdrop is launching a doggy daycare to take on Wag Hotels

When you think of dog daycare, Wag Hotels and Rover likely come to mind. Now, there’s a new entrant in the space. Dogdrop, launching this September in Los Angeles, aims to be a daycare service f

This startup wants to democratize custom sneaker ownership

There’s nothing like having a pair of fresh, unique sneakers. Limited-release culture facilitates some of that, but The Custom Movement hopes to make originality and self-expression via sneakers

DoorDash is buying Caviar from Square in a deal worth $410 million

DoorDash has reached an agreement with Square to purchase on-demand food delivery and catering business Caviar. DoorDash has agreed to pay Square $410 million in cash and preferred DoorDash stock. Squ

Bird, Uber and Lyft get another chance to apply for electric scooter permits in SF

In light of a so-far successful electric scooter pilot program in San Francisco, the city has opened up the application process for service providers to deploy their respective scooters as part of a m

Lyft pulls e-bikes in light of apparent battery fires

Lyft is pulling its e-bikes from the streets of San Francisco, as well as from those in the South Bay Area in light of two recently catching fire. The first reported fire took place over the weekend,

Sex tech startups band together to protest Facebook’s ad policies

There’s a double standard when it comes to the sexualities of men versus women, trans and gender non-conforming folks. Unbound and Dame Products, two sex tech startups, have teamed up to bring a

CrowdLobby wants to democratize political lobbying

Lobbying, whether we like it or not, is an effective way to enact political change. But it has historically only been available to special interest groups and corporations with hoards of cash on hand.

Uber loses Arianna Huffington and Benchmark’s Matt Cohler as board members

Uber has lost two of its board members today. Arianna Huffington, CEO at Thrive Global, and Benchmark General Partner Matt Cohler‘s resignations from the board went into effect today, according

Lyft poaches Bird’s head of vehicle product

Shared electric bike and scooter services are constantly at war with each other — whether it’s battling for an operating permit in a highly coveted market, raising a massive round of fundi

Starbucks will soon expand its delivery service via Uber Eats

Starbucks is gearing up to bring its on-demand delivery service, in partnership with Uber Eats, throughout the nation early next year. Starbucks first partnered with Uber Eats in 2018 with a pilot in

Bird is raising a Series D round led by Sequoia at $2.5 billion valuation

Bird is raising a Series D round led by Sequoia Capital at a $2.5 billion valuation, TechCrunch has learned. Sources, however, did not indicate the size of the round. This round follows reports from T

Onward raises $1.5 million to offer round-trip rides to older adults needing assistance

Uber and Lyft aren’t designed to transport people who need a little help getting out of the house or need someone to help get them from the doctor’s waiting room back to their home. While

Uber tests monthly subscription that combines Eats, rides, bikes and scooters

Uber is actively testing a monthly subscription pass that combines rides, Eats, bikes and scooters. In this pilot phase, Uber is testing a few different iterations in San Francisco and Chicago, but ea
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