Megan Rose Dickey

Megan Rose Dickey

Senior Reporter

Megan Rose Dickey is a senior reporter at TechCrunch focused on labor, transportation, and diversity and inclusion in tech.

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

Superhuman’s Rahul Vohra says recession is the ‘perfect time’ to be aggressive for well-capitalized startups

Email is one of those things that no one likes but that we’re all forced to use. Superhuman, founded by Rahul Vohra, aims to help everyone get to inbox zero. Launched in 2017, Superhuman charges $30

Startups Tortoise, Swiftmile are combining their tech to solve scooter chaos

Sidewalk congestion is a major pain point for cities, and fully charged scooters for riders are no guarantee. Those are the two main selling points of micromobility docking startup Swiftmile and remot

San Francisco DA sues DoorDash for classifying delivery workers as independent contractors

DoorDash is facing a lawsuit from San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin for “illegally misclassifying employees as independent contractors,” Boudin tweeted today. In the complaint,

Extra Crunch Live: Join Superhuman’s Rahul Vohra for a live discussion of email, SaaS and buzzy businesses

An email app with a waitlist? No, this isn’t 2004 and I’m not talking about Gmail. Superhuman has managed to attract and maintain constant interest for its subscription email product, with

BLCK VC co-founder Sydney Sykes talks specific actions firms can take to be more inclusive

BLCK VC is on a mission to double the number of Black venture capitalists out there by 2024. The reason behind it shouldn’t need explaining — only 2% of all partner-level VCs are Black, and 81

Facebook’s chief diversity officer will now report directly to Sheryl Sandberg

Amid a heavier focus on race, diversity and inclusion in light of the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, Facebook is making its chief diversity officer, Maxine Williams, report dire

Instacart raises $225 million at $13.7 billion valuation

Facing unprecedented growth, Instacart has secured new funding to keep up with demand. The San Francisco company announced today that it has raised $225 million in a round led by DST Global and Genera

Extra Crunch Live: Join BLCK VC’s Sydney Sykes for a discussion on fostering diversity in venture

Tech has dropped the ball. For an industry that holds so much power, and prides itself on being ahead of the curve, the diversity of venture capital and among tech entrepreneurs leaves so much to be d

Unpacking tech’s response to the killing of George Floyd

The brutal police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man in Minneapolis, has prompted one of the greatest civil uprisings of the modern day. In the weeks following Floyd’s death, the conv

Facebook employees stage virtual walkout in protest of company’s stance on Trump posts

Some Facebook employees are virtually walking out today to challenge the company’s lack of response to President Donald Trump’s posts pertaining to protests in light of the brutal killing

6 VCs share their bets on the future of work

As tech companies like Twitter and Facebook gear up for longer-term remote work solutions, the future of work is becoming one of the more exciting opportunities in venture capital, CRV general partner

6 leading mobility VCs discuss the road ahead

Millions of consumers sheltering in place to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus sent shockwaves through the global economy. Transportation-related companies were not spared in the upheaval. Mobi

Why micromobility may emerge from the pandemic stronger than before

Since its inception, shared micromobility services have been in a precarious position — one supported by millions of dollars in venture capital. But the COVID-19 pandemic has brought even more turmo

Tier brings integrated helmets to electric scooters

European mobility operator Tier has become the first major electric scooter company to integrate helmets into vehicles. The foldable helmets fit inside a box attached to the scooter below the handleba

Uber lays off another 3,000 employees

Uber is laying off another 3,000 employees, the Wall Street Journal first reported. Uber is also closing 45 offices, and rethinking its approach in areas like freight and autonomous vehicle technology

7 top mobility VCs discuss COVID-19 strategies and trends

As COVID-19 swept across the globe, no sector lay untouched, but perhaps no industry was more disrupted than transportation. Airlines slashed routes, public transit use plummeted, ridership on Uber, L

Uber commits $50 million to safety supplies for drivers

Uber says it has committed $50 million to procure and provide safety supplies to drivers. Those supplies will include things like face masks, sanitizer, gloves and disinfectant, Uber CEO Dara Khosrows

Uber is reportedly in talks to buy Grubhub

Uber is in talks to buy Grubhub in an all-stock deal, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to the WSJ’s sources, Grubhub wants 2.15 Uber shares for each Grubhub share. Uber first approache

Initialized Capital-backed Naza shifts focus from the salon to hairstyle boxes during the pandemic

When Naza first opened its doors to women of color seeking quality hairstyle solutions in San Francisco in February, Naza founder Natanya Montgomery did not anticipate what would come next. Within the

Rideshare drivers stage caravan protest over Uber’s labor practices

Around 100 Uber and Lyft drivers are staging a caravan protest at Uber’s San Francisco headquarters to demand Uber comply with gig worker protections law AB 5, pay into the state’s unemplo
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