Walter Thompson

Walter Thompson

Senior Editor, TC+

Senior Editor Walter Thompson edits staff and guest articles for TechCrunch+ and manages TechCrunch’s guest contributor program.

Previously, he worked at a number of startups in various roles and as City Editor of Hoodline. He is the host of The Golden City, a podcast about San Francisco.

The Latest from Walter Thompson

TechCrunch+ roundup: Allocating equity, unicorn traffic jam, blockchain gaming survey

We'll be off on Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Cell-cultured meat, alternative financing, avoiding tech debt

You don't need to be a scientist to understand the impacts of factory farming: if you've driven past the cattle feedlot in Coalinga, CA, the smell travels for miles.

TechCrunch+ roundup: VC advice for CEOs, 2022 e-commerce trends, OpenSea’s valuation

This is a fantastic time to launch a startup, but if you're trying to grow one — well, winter is coming.

TechCrunch+ roundup: 2022 enterprise predictions, Justworks IPO, startup theses to watch for

If you add a sizzling hot take to Twitter beef, you might end up with some delicious news analysis.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Ahrefs’ homepage, digital health trends, 2022 marketing predictions

As we get closer to the end of the year, we’re running more stories that look back at topics we examined in depth over the last several months, and several that offer well-informed predictions for t

TechCrunch+ roundup: Travel bans and H-1Bs, Reddit’s IPO plans, early-stage space chat

I’ll be off on Tuesday, December 21, but we’ll return with a very comprehensive newsletter on Friday, December 24. Thanks very much for reading, and have a great week!

TechCrunch+ roundup: Web3 investor survey, conversational UX, ‘insane IPO pops’

“I never met a skeptical investor who actually understood what was going on. If you get it, you’re probably strapped in and ready to go."

TechCrunch+ roundup: Less VC for SV, 2022 marketing predictions, GTM research strategies

The fact that the Bay Area's share of startup funding is shrinking shouldn't be cause for alarm — it's good news for the entire country.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Credit Karma post-exit, recruiting developers, re:Invent recap

The very day in Feb. 2020 that Credit Karma planned to announce that it had been acquired by Intuit for over $7 billion, the stock market tanked, spooked by news that a virus could start a pandemic.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Singapore’s fintech buzz, SaaS slump, amplified marketing strategies

Bret Taylor is on a roll: On Monday, he became the chair of Twitter’s board, and a day later, Salesforce made him its co-CEO and co-chair. Enterprise reporter Ron Miller looked back at Taylor’s ca

TechCrunch+ roundup: Jack leaves Twitter, Black Friday data, Nubank lowers IPO pricing

Perhaps it should be pro forma for corporate boards in search of a new CEO to start by talking to the company’s longtime engineers, product managers and marketing leads.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Why your title matters, part-time CFOs, Sequoia’s new model

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., we won't be publishing on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26.

TechCrunch+ roundup: 5 pitch deck slides to fix, initial viable product, MLOps acceleration

This is a fantastic time to found a startup, but unless you plan to bootstrap it, you will still need to go through the laborious exercise of crafting a pitch deck.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Growth budgets, hiring tips, zero-party data Twitter Space

Are you curious about marketing with zero-party data? Join a Twitter Space with with Ben Parr, president and co-founder of Octane AI, tomorrow at 3 p.m. PST/6 p.m. EST.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Collecting zero-party data, Airbnb CEO interview, crypto volatility

On Wednesday, November 17 at 3 p.m. PST/6 p.m. EST, I’ll interview Ben Parr on Twitter Spaces about how zero-party marketing best practices. To get a reminder, please follow @techcrunch on Twitter.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Deep tech predictions, HashiCorp’s IPO, enterprisewide AI

If you believe you have a good idea for a startup, go for it. When venture capitalists say this is a good time to be a founder, you know they absolutely mean it.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Yahoo leaves China, Nubank IPO, B2C expansion tips

After Nubank filed its F-1, Natasha Mascarenhas and Alex Wilhelm dissected the document to learn more about the operations of one of the world's largest startups.

TechCrunch+ roundup: BNPL competition heats up, Bowery Farming TC-1, Silicon Valley dreams

Is Southeast Asia about to hit an inflection point for tech startups? Four hundred million people in the region already use the internet, but by year’s end, one estimate suggests that 80% of the

TechCrunch+ roundup: Midwest VC boom, advice for CISOs, Facebook’s next chapter

Healthcare spending accounts for almost 18% of U.S. GDP, so it’s no surprise that digital health is attracting record levels of investment. This year, VCs invested $14.7 billion in healthtech startu

TechCrunch+ roundup: Slashing technical debt, IPO analysis, your first comms hire

Early-stage entrepreneurs eager to ship usually spend more time calculating their startup’s burn rate than selecting an optimal development environment. As a result, technical debt can accumulate.
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