Romain Dillet

Romain Dillet

Senior Reporter

Romain Dillet is a Senior Writer at TechCrunch.

He has written over 2,500 articles on technology and tech startups and has established himself as an influential voice on the European tech scene. He has a deep background in startups, privacy, blockchain, security, fintech, mobile, social and media.

With eight years of experience at TechCrunch, he’s one of the familiar faces of the tech publication that obsessively covers Silicon Valley and the tech industry. In fact, his career started at TechCrunch when he was 21. Based in Paris, many people in the tech ecosystem consider him as the most knowledgeable tech journalist in town.

Romain likes to spot important startups before anyone else. He was the first person to cover N26, Revolut and DigitalOcean. He has written scoops on large acquisitions from Apple, Microsoft and Snap.

When he’s not writing, Romain is also a developer — he understands how the tech behind the tech works. He also has a deep historical knowledge of the computer industry for the past 50 years. He knows how to connect the dots between innovations and the effect on the fabric of our society.

Romain graduated from Emlyon Business School, a leading French business school specialized in entrepreneurship. He has helped several non-profit organizations, such as StartHer, an organization that promotes education and empowerment of women in technology, and Techfugees, an organization that empowers displaced people with technology.

Disclosure: Romain owns small amounts of various cryptocurrencies.

The Latest from Romain Dillet

The Raspberry Pi 5 is here and looks yummier than ever

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La Belle Vie acquires Frichti following bankruptcy process

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French billionaire Xavier Niel pledges to invest up to $210 million in AI

Xavier Niel, the founder, CEO and majority shareholder of telecom company Iliad, has announced several new projects around AI and told the AFP that he plans to conduct strategic investments in artific

Rayon is a collaborative design tool for architects and designers

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Katie Haun believes now is a good time to invest in crypto

Nearly two years ago, Katie Haun left Andreessen Horowitz and raised two crypto funds totaling $1.5 billion. And then . . . a crypto market crisis happened. At TechCrunch Disrupt, she looked back

And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt 2023 is . . . BioticsAI

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Front goes beyond the unified inbox with a Zendesk-style knowledge base

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a16z’s Arianna Simpson believes crypto will be just fine, thank you for asking

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BioticsAI wants to improve prenatal ultrasound scans with AI

Meet BioticsAI, a startup that has built an AI-based platform that plugs into an ultrasound machine to prevent fetal malformation misdiagnosis. BioticsAI has been quietly working on its solution for t

European cyber insurance startup Stoïk raises $10.7 million and expands to Germany

French startup Stoïk offers a cyber insurance product to small and medium companies — a bit like Coalition in the U.S. And things have been working well in France. So the company just announce

With iOS 17, the iPhone feels like a mature platform

Just a few months before Apple launches the Apple Vision Pro with a brand-new operating system, Apple is releasing iOS 17 for the iPhone. Yes, 17 feels like a big number. And in many ways, iOS has rea

Apple’s iOS 17 is now available to download

Apple has just released the new version of iOS, the company’s operating system for the iPhone. iOS 17 is a free download.

Apple to release software update for iPhone 12 to solve radiation concerns

As expected, Apple is going to address France’s radiation watchdog’s (ANFR) concerns with a software update for the iPhone 12. Earlier this week, the French agency released a public statement anno

Swan secures $40 million to bring embedded banking to Europe

For the past few years, everybody working in fintech has been talking about embedded finance. It’s supposed to be the next revolution in financial services — bringing financial services to other

French watchdog temporarily halts iPhone 12 sales over radiation levels

Just a few hours after Apple unveiled the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro, France’s radiation watchdog (ANFR) released a public statement announcing that the iPhone 12 breaches radiation levels. The wat

Devialet launches a new pair of high-end wireless earbuds

With the Devialet Gemini II, the French company is back with an attractive pair of earbuds — and it’s a well-designed albeit expensive product.

With double tap, you can interact with your Apple Watch when your other hand is busy

Apple just introduced the faster, more capable Apple Watch Series 9, which features a new gesture called "double tap."

Apple Event 2023: Stream the iPhone 15 reveal here

And that’s a wrap! Apple announced new iPhone 15 models during its “Wonderlust” keynote on Tuesday. If you missed the livestream, you can still replay the event on this page. Rumor h

E-bike subscription service Dance reaches 10,000 active subscribers

Here are two interesting tidbits of news about Dance, the German startup that offers electric bikes and mopeds via subscription packages. First, the company just added a handful of investors to top up

WhatsApp has reluctantly started work on cross-platform messaging due to EU regulation

Last week, the European Union named the six big tech companies that should be considered as gatekeepers in one way or another under the Digital Markets Act (DMA). And just a few days later, as WABetaI
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