Michael Arrington

Michael Arrington

Michael most recently Co-Founded CrunchFund after leading TechCrunch to a successful exit with AOL. His venture investments include Uber, Airbnb and Pinterest. Michael was the Editor of TechCrunch, which he founded in 2005. In 2008 Time Magazine named Michael “One of the World’s 100 most influential people”. Michael also practiced securities law at O’Melveny & Myers and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Michael graduated from Stanford Law School and 
Claremont McKenna College.

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Vostu Goes On The Offensive Against Zynga. This Will Get Uglier.

Zynga hit Brazilian gaming startup Vostu with a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/06/16/war-zynga-sues-the-hell-out-of-brazilian-clone-vostu/">massive lawsuit</a> last month, alleging that the

Unity Technologies Takes $12 Million For 3D Gaming Development, Looks To China For Big Growth

Game development startup <a href="http://unity3d.com/">Unity Technologies</a>, founded in Copenhagen and currently headquartered in Silicon Valley, has raised a second round of financing - $12 million

If Gogobot Hasn’t Sucked You In Already, This New Flipboard-like Layout Will

<a href="http://www.gogobot.com">Gogobot</a> is a truly special startup. Beautifully designed and very useful are two things that are rarely found together, but Gogobot has both. We <a href="https:

Kleiner Perkins Doubles Down On FindTheBest

Santa Barbara and New York based <a href="http://www.findthebest.com">FindTheBest</a> has nearly doubled in size <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/02/03/findthebest-looks-like-a-winner/">since

Nasty Lawsuit Between Radar Networks And A Very Upset Investor

There's a nasty, and very personal, lawsuit in progress between <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/radar-networks">Radar Networks</a> and a jilted investor, Kate Paley (daughter of CBS icon <a

Ad.ly In Play As Social Sites Look For Celebrity Connections

<a href="http://www.adly.com">Ad.ly</a> is an advertising platform that <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2009/09/22/ad-ly-brings-sponsored-tweets-from-celebrities/">pairs</a> advertisers with cele

Our Bane: The Rewriters

TechMeme’s Gabe Rivera writes an excellent and funny post about the very big difference between aggregators and rewriters. Worth the read.

Evernote Takes $50 million To Become The Anti-Zynga

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/06/17/sequoia-capital-evernote-venture-capital/">A couple of weeks ago</a> we wrote about <a href="http://www.evernote.com">Evernote's</a> new rumored venture

Badgeville Raises $12 Million, Celebrates With An Infographic

<a href="http://www.badgeville.com">Badgeville</a> founder and CEO <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/kris-duggan">Kris Duggan</a> is one of those people that is so ridiculously upbeat and posi

Digg Raises An Inside Venture Round

<a href="http://www.digg.com">Digg</a> has raised a new round of financing, we've confirmed. It's an inside round, meaning one or more <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/digg">existing investo

Oh By The Way, CloudFlare Raised $20 Million Last November

It's a rare startup that closes a $20 million venture round and doesn't bother to mention it more more than half a year. But <a href="http://www.cloudflare.com">Cloudflare</a>, the <a href="https://be

Color Labs Chief Product Officer DJ Patil Resigns

<a href="http://www.color.com/">Color Labs</a> Chief Product Officer <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/dj-patil">DJ Patil</a> will soon be leaving the company as a full time employee, we've co

Heads Up! TechCrunch Will Look A Little Different Next Week

<img src='https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/newtclogox.jpg' class="snap_nopreview shot2" alt="" />Next week we'll be rolling out significant enhancements to TechCrunch. A new desi

Facebook Video Chat v. Google Hangouts: It's No Contest

<img src='https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/googlehangouts.jpg' class="snap_nopreview shot" alt="" />One of the questions I had when I <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/07

Google Hires Microsoft Product Veteran Sanaz Ahari

<img src='http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0014/2557/142557v1-max-250x250.png' class="snap_nopreview shot" alt="" /><a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/sanaz-ahari">Sanaz Ahari</a

Facebook Will Launch In-Browser Video Chat Next Week In Partnership With Skype

<img class="shot2" src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/facebook.png" alt="" />Earlier this week while visiting Seattle, Facebook CEO <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/m

Animoto In It To Win It, Takes $25 Million In Third Venture Round

<img src='http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0000/0493/493v2-max-250x250.jpg' class="shot2" alt="" />Well, apparently <a href="http://animoto.com/">Animoto</a> is going for it. This <a hr

Dropbox Grabs Another Googler, Ramsey Homsany, For Exec Role

<img src='http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0014/1598/141598v2-max-250x250.png' class="snap_nopreview shot" alt="" />Storage startup <a href="http://www.dropbox.com">Dropbox</a> has hire

Former Yahoo Spam Ninjas Unveil Impermium

<img src='https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/impermium.jpg' class="snap_nopreview shot" alt="" />The world is getting a first look at <a href="http://impermium.com/">Impermium</a>,

Skype's Worthless Employee Stock Option Plan: Here's Why They Did It

<img src='http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0000/1387/1387v12-max-250x250.jpg' class="snap_nopreview shot" alt="" />Skype is being <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/06/20/skype-i
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