Ned Desmond

Ned Desmond is COO of TechCrunch. He was also responsible for Crunchbase from April 2012 until September 2015, when Crunchbase spun out of AOL/Verizon to become a standalone, venture-backed company.

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The five great reasons to attend TechCrunch’s Enterprise show Sept. 5 in SF

The vast enterprise tech category is Silicon Valley’s richest, and today it’s poised to change faster than ever before. That’s probably the biggest reason to come to TechCrunch’s first-ever sh

Emergence’s Jason Green joins TC Sessions: Enterprise this September

Picking winners from the herd of early-stage enterprise startups is challenging — so much competition, so many disruptive technologies, including mobile, cloud and AI. One investor who has consi

Apply for an AMA session with a female All Raise VC at Disrupt SF 2019

Female founders, what questions would you ask if you could spend 30 minutes picking the brain of a leading female VC? Your opportunity to find out awaits at Disrupt SF 2019 on October 2-4. We’ve par

5 really, really good reasons to attend TC Sessions: Mobility

It’s stunning how fast emerging new technologies can coalesce around a simple human need and suddenly change everything, not to mention spur billions in investment. That’s what has happened in the

Announcing Hardware Battlefield 2019 in Shenzhen, China

Startup Battlefield is known around the world as TechCrunch’s premier startup competition, and today we’re proud to announce that on November 11-12 we are producing our hardware-focused co

TechCrunch partners with All Raise to let female founders ‘ask anything’ at Disrupt SF 2019

TechCrunch Disrupt SF (October 2-4) is coming up fast, and we’re very pleased to announce that for a second year we’re partnering with All Raise, a startup nonprofit that’s accelerating the succ

Announcing TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise this September in San Francisco

Of the many categories in the tech world, none is more ferociously competitive than enterprise. For decades, SAP, Oracle, Adobe, Microsoft, IBM and Salesforce, to name a few of the giants, have battle

Five really, really good reasons to attend TC Sessions: Robotics & AI @ UC Berkeley on April 18

There are actually a lot more than five great reasons, but these five should be enough to make just about anyone eager to join TechCrunch’s robotics and AI show April 18 at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbac

Take NVIDIA’s new Deep Learning Robotics Workshop at TC Sessions: Robotics + AI

As part of TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI, we are happy to announce a partnership to deliver a brand new course from NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Institute (DLI). Called the NVIDIA Deep Learning for R

An insider’s peek at TC Sessions: Robotics & AI

We are not quite ready to announce the agenda for TechCunch’s April 18 robotics and AI show at UC Berkeley, but anyone who has been watching the speaker announcements is bound to be just a bit excit

TechCrunch returns to Berkeley this April for TC Sessions: Robotics + AI

Who doesn’t love robotics? And who doesn’t love robotics and AI together for the first time? Take it all in at TC Sessions: Robotics + AI at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall on April 18, 2019. Get

Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Latin America 2018

We’re excited to head to São Paulo, Brazil on November 8 for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Latin America. Yes, we’re bringing our premier startup pitch competition to Latin America and launching

Tickets are now available for São Paulo’s Startup Battlefield Latin America

We’re very excited to announce that tickets are now available for TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Latin America, which will be held at São Paulo’s Tomie Ohtake Institute on November 8, 2018. T

Five (more) reasons why Disrupt SF is where you should be on Sept. 5-7

A few weeks ago, we posted the five top reasons why anyone in the startup scene — from new entrants to seasoned founders and investors — would be glad they attended Disrupt SF next Wednesd

Announcing the latest additions to the agenda for Disrupt SF (Sept. 5-7)

TechCrunch Disrupt SF (September 5-7), we said from the start, was going to be the most ambitious ever, and when it comes to programming, there’s no question the Disrupt SF agenda eclipses anyth

24 hours left to apply to Startup Battlefield Latin America

The clock is ticking: only 24 hours left to submit your application to compete in the first TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Latin America on November 8, 2018, in São Paulo, Brazil. Is your startup o

Only 48 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield Latin America

Corra, o tempo está se esgotando! You have only 48 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield Latin America on Nov. 8 in São Paulo, Brazil. Want to launch your company to the world — and possibl

Applications extended one week for Startup Battlefield Latin America

For all of you time-strapped startup founders hoping to apply to TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Latin America, we have good news! We’re extending your deadline! You now have an extra week to sub

Only one week left to apply for Startup Battlefield Latin America

Startups in Latin America, your time is running out. You have just one week to apply for the inaugural TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Latin America on November 8, 2018, in São Paulo, Brazil. The ap

In Brazil and Mexico, founders and investors are pumped for Startup Battlefield Latin America – apply now!

Just returned from São Paulo and Mexico City, where last week we had dozens of meetings with founders, accelerators and investors, in addition to well-attended meet-ups at Estação Hack in São Pau
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