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  • Thrive Market thinks it can be an affordable online Whole Foods

      TechCrunch recently took a trip down to Los Angeles for our meetup and to check in on the growing startup scene there. One of the fast-growing businesses that’s been on our radar is Thrive Market. The online Costco-meets-Whole Foods recently raised $111 million from venture firms like Greycroft and celebrities like Demi Moore and John Legend to grow their organic foods business. We… Read More

  • Apple’s Tim Cook is hosting a Clinton campaign fundraiser this August

    Apple’s Tim Cook is hosting a Clinton campaign fundraiser this August

    It’s no secret Hillary Clinton has a friend in Silicon Valley elites. Now Apple CEO Tim Cook will be helping the democratic presidential candidate raise some cash for her campaign next month, according to an invitation letter obtained by BuzzFeed. Cook, who will be hosting the fundraiser for the Hillary Victory Fund as a private citizen, not as an Apple rep, will be joined… Read More

  • See you next week in Warsaw and Krakow Crunch Network

    See you next week in Warsaw and Krakow

    Looking forward to seeing you all in Warsaw and Krakow. There will be much rejoicing and smalec. It is my understand that you all are watching “football” matches in the “Eurozone Cup” (Americans know nothing about “soccer”) but I think it’s a great opportunity to network in Polska and practice your pitching. The Warsaw event will be held on June 13… Read More

  • Tickets are now available for the TechCrunch Summer Party at August Capital

    Tickets are now available for the TechCrunch Summer Party at August Capital

    The TechCrunch Summer Party is a thing of tradition and we hope you can make it out this year. Like in year’s past we’ll gather on the spacious grounds of August Capital in Menlo Park and enjoy an evening of cocktails and the spirit of entrepreneurship. Tickets are very limited and released on a rolling basis. It’s $85 to attend and $1000 to exhibit your startup at a demo… Read More

  • 30 memorable quotes from Disrupt NY 2016

    Disrupt NY 2016 was full of fascinating panels on everything from dating apps to cybersecurity. Weren’t able to catch every second? The TechCrunch social media team has compiled the best of the best from the event. Enjoy! Read More

  • Box CEO Aaron Levie weighs in on markets, privacy

    Box has come a long way since Aaron Levie founded it as a student at USC in 2005. The cloud storage company ultimately went public last year, in what turned out to be a difficult period for tech stocks.  Recent IPOs like Box have been facing added scrutiny, and its shares are currently trading below the IPO price.   TechCrunch sat down with Box CEO Aaron Levie to get his take on… Read More

  • Media mogul Soledad O’Brien is coming to Disrupt NY 2016

    Media mogul Soledad O’Brien is coming to Disrupt NY 2016

    Well-known broadcast journalist turned media production startup founder Soledad O’Brien will join us on stage in just a few weeks at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC. O’Brien is a powerhouse of a TV personality and has built a solid career over the last 25+ years as a television anchor, producer and correspondent for CNN, HBO, MSNBC, Al Jazeera America and many other prestigious outlets. On… Read More

  • Please welcome Brian Heater, Kate Conger and more to TechCrunch

    Please welcome Brian Heater, Kate Conger and more to TechCrunch

    We aren’t done yet. We’ve got some more new faces for you here at TechCrunch, and they’re good ones. First up, Brian Heater has worked at a number of tech pubs, including PCMag, Laptop and Engadget, where he served as the Director of Media. Most recently, he was the Managing Editor of TechTimes.com. His writing has appeared in Spin, Wired, Playboy, Entertainment Weekly… Read More

  • NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony and Stuart Goldfarb of Melo 7 Tech Partners to speak at TechCrunch Disrupt NY

    NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony and Stuart Goldfarb of Melo 7 Tech Partners to speak at TechCrunch Disrupt NY

    TechCrunch is excited to announce next month New York Knicks Forward Carmelo Anthony and former NBC and Bertelsmann exec Stuart Goldfarb are speaking together at Disrupt NY. The pair started investing in tech startups together back in 2013 and have so far recorded several wins. The long-time family friends named their investment vehicle Melo 7 Tech Partners after Anthony’s jersey number… Read More

  • Please welcome Lora Kolodny, Stefan Etienne, Signe Brewster and Kristen Hall-Geisler to TechCrunch

    Please welcome Lora Kolodny, Stefan Etienne, Signe Brewster and Kristen Hall-Geisler to TechCrunch

    It’s a new year and we have some fresh faces for TechCrunch — faces whose interests run the gamut from robotics to venture to gadgets and photography to science to transportation and beyond. First up, Lora Kolodny joins us as Emerging Technologies Editor later this month. Lora was previously a TC-er and is returning to the fold. She recently spent four years as a venture… Read More

  • Come hang out at the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Brooklyn tonight!

    Come hang out at the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Brooklyn tonight!

    New Yorkers, what are you doing tonight? Whatever it is, drop it and buy tickets to the New York TC Meetup. We’ve got an amazing lineup for tonight, and we’ll be at Output Williamsburg, which is where the cool kids hang out. Trust me. To start out the show, we’ll be having a little fireside chat with Susan Lyne of BBG Ventures, and then we’ll head straight into the… Read More

  • The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Coming To BK, So You Can Have It Your Way!

    The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Coming To BK, So You Can Have It Your Way!

    Boy, am I excited! The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-off is coming to the greatest place in the world: Brooklyn, New York. I live in Brooklyn, and travel all over the country to visit cities with awesome startups. Now, I’m happy to announce that you guys are finally coming to me. The Brooklyn TC Meetup will go down on March 1 at 6pm ET at Output, a pretty happening bar with a cool outdoor… Read More

  • Announcing TechCrunch Include Hub, A Home For Our Diversity And Inclusion Program

    Announcing TechCrunch Include Hub, A Home For Our Diversity And Inclusion Program

    TechCrunch has been running a program called Include for a while now. In its first phase, it offered diverse entrepreneurs, founders, organizations focused on inclusion and technologists a variety of benefits like monetary support and free or discounted tickets to our Disrupt events. Last year, we announced  Include 2.0, the next phase of our diversity program, which brought office… Read More

  • Meet The Competitors Vying For The Crunchie For VC Of The Year

    Meet The Competitors Vying For The Crunchie For VC Of The Year

    We’re getting ready for the 9th Annual Crunchies here at TechCrunch, where some of the brightest startups, companies and leaders hope to win the coveted Crunchie award in one of the 12 categories up for grabs. Among that mix are those who write the checks to get these startups off to a good beginning – venture capitalists. Below are the VCs who have been selected as finalists for… Read More

  • Attending CES? TechCrunch Wants To See Your Company

    Attending CES? TechCrunch Wants To See Your Company

    CES is a horrible, god-awful experience that will shave years off your life. The casinos, the food, the people, the germs. Horrible. All of it. But we love it! And we’re sending a huge contingent to the show again this year and want to see your gadgets, toys and products. TechCrunch cares much more for the hardware startups than the big CE players. We want to see the future FitBits and… Read More

  • This Week On Bullish: The Rise Of American Ecommerce

    Hello and welcome to Bullish, TechCrunch’s first talk show. This episode matters a bit more to me than usual, as it is the last week that I will host. After an amazing few years at TechCrunch, I’m changing jobs, which will make it ever so slightly harder to come in every week and put on the show. All that aside, this week we dug into the American ecommerce market, a fine topic… Read More

  • Have A Hardware Startup? Launch In TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield At CES

    Have A Hardware Startup? Launch In TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield At CES

    Hardware Battlefield is back! We’re excited to announce that for the third year in a row, TechCrunch is hosting a startup competition at CES that focuses on hardware companies. We want to help you launch your company at the world’s largest consumer electronic tradeshow. Time is running out to enter your company. Submit your application by November 18 at 9pm PT to compete for free… Read More

  • Join Us In Hardware Alley At Disrupt London

    Join Us In Hardware Alley At Disrupt London

    We want you to show off your hardware in London at TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference in London. Why? Because it’s the best alley and hardware is amazing. Disrupt London runs from December 7-8, 2015. Hardware Alley day is on the 8th and you’ll receive tickets to both days of Disrupt. We invite everyone – from bootstrapped prototypers to seasoned makers – to join… Read More

  • Hardware Alley Is Coming To London

    Hardware Alley Is Coming To London

    Good morrow to you madam or sir! I would like to call your attention to a unique and fun opportunity. I, John Biggs, want you to show off your hardware in London at TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference in London. Huzzah! Disrupt London runs from December 7-8, 2015. Hardware Alley day is on the 8th and you’ll receive tickets to both days of Disrupt. We invite everyone – from… Read More

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