Walter Thompson

Senior Editor

Senior Editor Walter Thompson manages Extra Crunch and TechCrunch’s guest post 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

Extra Crunch roundup: Livestream e-commerce, growth marketing interviews, CEO for a day

Thanks very much for reading Extra Crunch this week; have a great weekend.

Extra Crunch roundup: RapidSOS EC-1, how to prep for an M&A exit, inside Genki Forest

In a four-part series, Managing Editor Danny Crichton tells the story of RapidSOS, the company that processes more than half of all 911 calls made each year in the U.S.

Extra Crunch roundup: Finding GTM, China’s edtech clampdown and how to define growth

"The not-so-secret secret here is that the key to great retention is really simple," says growth expert Susan Su.

Extra Crunch roundup: Seed-stage basics, SaaS marketing live chat, Zoom’s Five9 buy

A famous poem advises us not to compare ourselves with others, "for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself." The same holds true for startup fundraising.

Extra Crunch roundup: Think like a VC, CockroachDB EC-1, handle your stock options

Don't wait until it's too late to build your early-stage marketing team — but don't hire too hastily, either.

Extra Crunch roundup: Crucial API metrics, US startup funding, advanced SEO tactics

Thanks very much for reading Extra Crunch this week!

Extra Crunch roundup: NS1 EC-1, Pakistan’s tech ecosystem, SPACs bonanza

Just like NYC's flooded subway system, internet infrastructure doesn't attract much attention until there's a notable failure.

Extra Crunch roundup: Video pitch decks, Didi’s regulatory struggles, Nothing CEO interview

The numbers don’t lie. According to DocSend, the average pitch deck is reviewed for just three minutes. And if you think a senior VC is studying the presentation your team crafted for months as

Extra Crunch roundup: CEO Twitter etiquette, lifting click-through rates, edtech avalanche

We'll be off on Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day. Thanks very much for reading, and I hope you have an excellent weekend.

Extra Crunch roundup: Unpacking BuzzFeed’s SPAC, curb your meeting enthusiasm, more

There's a kernel of truth in every joke, so whenever someone quips, "This meeting could have been an email!" you can bet that some small part of them meant it sincerely.

Extra Crunch roundup: SaaS founder salaries, break-even neobanks, Google Search tips

If you're a founder who's getting ready to knock on doors and ask strangers for money, read this first.

Extra Crunch roundup: Influencer marketing 101, spotting future unicorns, Apple AirTags teardown

We're off today to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday in the United States. I hope you have a safe and relaxing weekend.

Daily Crunch: iOS 15 is latest milestone on Apple Health’s evolutionary path

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Extra Crunch roundup: TC Mobility recaps, Nubank EC-1, farewell to browser cookies

What, exactly, are investors looking for?

Extra Crunch roundup: EU insurtech, 30 years of ‘Crossing the Chasm,’ embedded finance’s endgame

This morning, Anna Heim and Alex Wilhelm dug into the EU insurtech market, interviewing European VCs and collating the biggest recent rounds to take the temperature of the waters across the pond.

Help TechCrunch find the best growth marketers for startups

Keeping up with the latest problems and solutions in growth is literally a full-time job, but TechCrunch is here to help.

Extra Crunch roundup: Security data lakes, China vs. Starlink, ExtraHop’s $900M exit

News broke this morning that Bain Capital Private Equity and Crosspoint Capital Partners are purchasing Seattle-based network security startup ExtraHop.

Extra Crunch roundup: Guest posts wanted, ‘mango’ seed rounds, Expensify’s tech stack

Prospective contributors regularly ask us about which topics Extra Crunch subscribers would like to hear more about, and the answer is always the same.

Domain experts wanted: Submit your guest articles to Extra Crunch

Guest articles are hugely popular with our startup audience, but right now, we are prioritizing submissions from authors who have expertise in the following areas …

Extra Crunch roundup: Inside Sprinklr’s IPO filing, how digital transformation is reshaping markets

Since we were off yesterday for Memorial Day, today's roundup is brief, but we'll have much more to recap on Friday.
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