Susan Hobbs

Susan Hobbs

Susan Hobbs is the Chief of Staff of Cloudflare, a web performance and security company. Her path to the tech world is unique. She began her career as a public school teacher in Southern California but returned to her Silicon Valley roots when she joined a hardware startup as their first non-engineering hire. Susan’s operating expertise lies in strategy, partnerships, product and marketing from this experience as well as her time at a San Francisco SaaS startup. Both startups were each acquired twice (Codian by Tandberg and then Cisco, CoTweet by ExactTarget and then Salesforce) leading Susan to once again expand her professional horizons by joining TechCrunch and eventually Y Combinator, both of which have defined early stage startup ecosystem. Most recently, Susan was a Partner at CrunchFund where she led investments in early stage companies. You can reach her directly on Twitter @slh.

The Latest from Susan Hobbs

Farewell TC, Hello YC

It is with mixed emotions that I say goodbye to TechCrunch. During the past four years, this crazy and talented team has truly become like a family. But with every goodbye comes a hello. I’m proud t

Announcing The Agenda For Disrupt NY 2015

TechCrunch Disrupt is coming to New York May 2-6, and we’re excited to announce the full agenda. The event will span five days and feature industry titans, noted thought leaders and up-and-coming en

Congratulations To The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards Nominees, Voting Starts Now

After a multitude of worthy nominations, TechCrunch and VentureBeat are proud to announce the 8th Annual Crunchies Awards nominees. The full list is below and voting begins now. There are 20 award cat

Announcing The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards

It's that time of year again. One of Thanksgiving and ... nominations for the 8th Annual Crunchies Awards. Once again TechCrunch, GigaOm and VentureBeat writers will step away from their keyboards to

Announcing The Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt Europe In London

TechCrunch Disrupt lands in London October 18 - 21, and we’re excited to announce the full agenda. The event will span four days and feature noted thought leaders, experienced entrepreneurs and some

Announcing The Full Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014

TechCrunch Disrupt hits San Francisco September 6-10 at its new home at Pier 48, and we’re excited to announce the full agenda. The event will span five days and feature industry titans, noted thou

Announcing The Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2014

TechCrunch Disrupt hits New York City May 3-7, and we're excited to announce the full agenda. The event will span five days and feature industry titans, noted thought leaders and experienced entrepren

Announcing The Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013

It's <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-sf-2013"><b>Disrupt SF</b></a> time again and we’re looking forward to hearing from some of tech's most exciting leaders on our stage at The

Announcing The Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013

A big city needs a big tech event, which is why I’m pleased to announce the massive TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2013 agenda. It’s a schedule chock-full of amazing speakers, great panels, and al

Startup Battlefield Applications Are Open For TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013

It's time! Startup Battlefield Applications are <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-ny-2013/startup-battlefield/">now open</a> for <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-n

Now With More Genius: GZA Will Join Us Onstage At The Crunchies

The 6th Annual Crunchies Awards promises to be the best yet. We've <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/01/03/2012-crunchies-finalists/">announced the finalists</a> who are all excited to don the

Announcing The 2012 Crunchies Finalists, Buy Your Tickets Now

So we’ve tabulated the nominations and the votes are in for the 2012 Crunchies. More than 600,000 nominations were calculated across 20 categories, and, along with our partners GigaOm and Ventur

Crunchies Tickets On Sale Now

It’s time! The first batch of tickets for the 6th Annual Crunchies Awards are available now. Tickets will be released in batches for the annual event honoring the best achievements in tech brought t

Nominations Are Open For The 6th Annual Crunchies Awards

It’s that time of year again when we start taking nominations for the sixth annual Crunchies Awards, the Oscars of startups and technology. Once again we are co-hosting the awards with GigaOm and Ve

Announcing The Full TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Agenda

Disrupt SF is right around the corner and is shaping up to be the biggest event of the year. We're looking forward to hearing from Mark Zuckerberg for his first post-IPO interview. Jack Dorsey will sh

Announcing The TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Agenda

The <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-sf-2012/">third Annual TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco</a> (September 10-12, 2012) is going to be the most awesome Disrupt yet. There were a

TechCrunch Disrupt SF Is Back! Battlefield Applications Open And Tickets On Sale Now

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-ny-2012/">TechCrunch Disrupt New York</a> was a huge success this past May, but we're not resting on our laurels. We're planning a few great surpri

Announcing John Borthwick, John Frankel, Katia Beauchamp, Neil Blumenthal, Jennifer Hyman, Alexis Maybank And Cyrus Massoumi For Disrupt NY

It's speaker announcement time again for <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-ny-2012/">TechCrunch Disrupt NY</a>! Each week we're sharing more of our all star cast of speakers -- here'

Mike Abbott, John Lilly, Marissa Mayer And Chamath Palihapitiya To Take The Stage At New York Disrupt

Another week on the countdown to the big event at the Pier, another chance to share more of our star-studded lineup for <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-ny-2012/">TechCrunch Disrupt

Get Ready for the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt New York

As TechCrunch Disrupt New York fast approaches, Startup Battlefield applications are open and running. For the past few weeks, hopeful entrepreneurs have been submitting their new, unseen startup comp
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