Steve Cheney

Steve Cheney

Steve Cheney is currently the head of business development at GroupMe, a mobile messaging platform.

Steve spent the majority of his career at Integrated Device Technology, marketing hardware and software to Apple, Cisco, Intel, Google, Nokia, Foxconn, and many other OEMs/ODMs worldwide.

Steve has also worked as an M&A investment banker at Morgan Stanley. During college he founded an independent software business which developed custom productivity solutions for construction and law firms and also co-founded a ten-person construction firm which grew to serve thousands of residential clients.

He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California and an MBA specialized in finance and strategy from Columbia University.

The Latest from Steve Cheney

How to Make Your Startup Go Viral The Pinterest Way

On Thanksgiving, Pinterest’s co-founder <a href="http://pinterest.com/ben/">Ben Silbermann</a> sent an email to his entire user base saying thanks. It was fitting, as Pinterest was born two years ag

Google Voice and FaceTime – Why the Carriers Are Losing Their Voice

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/facetime-ive2.jpg"/> Lately it seems like there is endless news around messaging, VoIP and video calling. Apple recently announced they’d

The Sexy Details of How the iPad and MacBook Will Hook Up

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/air-ipad-love.jpg"/> During the Back to the Mac event, Steve Jobs made a particularly witty remark that made the audience giddy with laught

The Truth: Why iPhone Users Will Ditch AT&T and Run to Verizon

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/jobs-happy.jpg"/> Last week we saw the carriers’ growth numbers for Q3 2010, and AT&T completely <a href="http://www.businessinsider.

Apple Will Take A Pass On 4G Networks For The iPhone In 2011— Sorry Verizon and AT&T

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/iphones2.jpg"/> Back in August I broke the news that Apple was lining up a component purchase of several million chipsets from Qualcomm fo

Offline/Online Convergence, Mobile Commerce, and Life After Check-ins

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/4sq-check-in-here.jpg" /> For years, offline merchants have been acquiring data about you in attempts to personalize your experience throug

Why Intel’s M&A Binge Will Fail – Buying Growth is Not a Strategy

Behind The Bidding War: The Real Reasons Why HP And Dell are So Desperate For 3Par

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-213378" title="HP Acquire2" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/hp-acquire21.png" alt="" width="426" height="280" />As I was writing this, ne

Apple Testing Proximity-Powered Prototypes Today; Likely To Appear In iPhone 5

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/iphones.jpg"/> Over the weekend it was reported that <a href="http://www.nearfieldcommunicationsworld.com/2010/08/13/34302/apple-hires-nfc-

Why The Verizon iPhone Rumors are True—CDMA iPhone Due in January

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/iphone4verizonsmall.jpg"/> We’ve been hearing Verizon iPhone rumors for years now. It’s to the point that <a href="http://www.mobile

Why Checking Into Foursquare With Your Phone in Your Pocket Won’t Always Work

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/phonegalaxy.jpg"/> Updating your location in the background on mobile apps is gaining momentum as a use-case, most recently with an app all

Why Apple Should Buy Infineon: To Own Mobile And Screw Intel

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/jobs1.jpg" /> Apple’s earnings and revenue growth in mobile have been awe-inspiring to witness. From zero presence three years ago, Apple