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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.

Medium revamps its Partner Program, launching new eligibility requirements and referral bonuses

Amid a year of editorial pivots and employee exits, Medium announced today that it will make significant changes to its Medium Partner Program, which allows writers on the platform to monetize their c

Edtech startups and VCs rally around a memo of their own

Outschool founder Amir Nathoo has a message to the edtech sector, which recently found itself under a spotlight thanks to the pandemic: Add your voice, and don’t try to always appear neutral. The fo

The huge TAM of fake breaded chicken bits

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We’re closing our survey soon, so this is your last chance (p

Medium sees more employee exits after CEO publishes ‘culture memo’

Obvious Ventures outlines the ‘world-positive’ impact of its startups and shares what’s next

Today, the early-stage, mission-focused, San Francisco-based venture firm Obvious Ventures released a very readable overview of how each of its portfolio companies is benefiting the world in its own w

Talking tech’s exodus, Twitter’s labels and Medium’s next moves with founder Ev Williams

Earlier today, we had the chance to talk with Twitter and Medium co-founder Ev Williams, along with operator-turned investor James Joaquin, who helps oversee the day-to-day of the mission-focused vent

Sanity, a platform to build and manage content flows on sites, raises $9.3M from Ev Williams, Threshold and more

There are more than 2 billion websites in existence in the world today, millions of apps and a growing range of digital screens where people and businesses present constantly changing arrays of inform

Investors are browsing for Chromium startups

A few months ago, we declared that “browsers are interesting again,” thanks to increased competition among the major players. Now, as more startups are getting onboard, things are getting

Colin Kaepernick joins Medium board of directors and inks partnership publishing deal

The online publishing platform Medium said that it has added former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and civil rights advocate Colin Kaepernick to its board of directors. The company also said it had i

Former Slack exec April Underwood has joined Obvious Ventures as a venture partner

April Underwood, who until early last year was Slack’s chief product officer, has joined Obvious Ventures as a venture partner, she announced on Twitter today. Underwood said that as part of the

Obvious Ventures closes an irrationally sized third fund

Obvious Ventures, the firm co-founded by Medium CEO and Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, announced today that it has closed its third fund, “OV3,” at $271,828,182, a number that the graphin

Medium lowers its paywall for Twitter users

If you’re not the paying sort, Medium has a mile-wide new hole in its paywall that might interest you. (But really, you should be the paying sort.) On Wednesday, Medium CEO and Twitter co-founde

Twitter co-founder Ev Williams to step down from the company’s board

Ev Wiliams is stepping down from Twitter's board of directors effective at the end of the month, according to documents submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.

Village Global’s accelerator introduces founders to Bill Gates, Reid Hoffman, Eric Schmidt and more

The VC fund backed by Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and other tech luminaries is offering early-stage startups access to its killer network.

Here are the top states and cities for startups in the South

Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor Ride-hailing, bike and scooter companies probably raised less mon

Medium now lets anyone publish behind its paywall

Medium is expanding its subscription efforts today by allowing any author or publisher to join its partner program. That’s the program where readers can pay a monthly fee (currently $5) to acces

Obvious Ventures has closed on a funky amount of funding (again) for fund two

The early-stage venture firm Obvious Ventures has a sense of humor that any math nerd can appreciate. The three-year-old, SF-based firm closed its debut fund with $123,456,789. Today, the firm is anno

Crunch Report | Tech’s Rough Day on Wall Street

Travis Kalanick quits the Trump advisory board, Domino's updates its Facebook Messenger bot in time for the Super Bowl, GoPro and Amazon have a rough day on Wall Street and Medium plans to monetize. A

Crunch Report | Medium in the Hot Seat

CES 2017 kicks off, Vine edges closer to its death, Medium is shifting strategies and streamlining and Netflix's upcoming Korean TV show. All this on Crunch Report.
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