Jason Calacanis

Elon Musk’s plan to charge for Twitter verification will be a misinformation nightmare

It’s been less than a week since Elon Musk became “Chief Twit” at Twitter and he has already come up with ideas that are stupider than walking into HQ with a sink. According to a rep

Racket launches an app for 99-second micro podcasts

If it seems like everyone is listening to the same podcasts, that’s probably not a coincidence. Audio-based entertainment and social media is more popular than ever right now, but the medium is stil

Contact, a platform for creatives backed by Maisie Williams, raises $1.9M seed led by Founders Fund

With the pandemic digitizing every aspect of our lives, the Creator Economy has taken off like never before, with some estimates saying it’s now a $100 billion+ market. And yet, managing your pr

Beyond ‘Netflix Party’: Startups and their VCs bet we’ll browse more of the web together

Last year, during the pandemic, a free browser extension called Netflix Party gained traction because it enabled people trapped in their homes to connect with far-flung friends and family by watching

Figure raises $7.5M to help startup employees better understand their compensation

The topic of compensation has historically been a delicate one that has left many people — especially startup employees — wondering just what drives what can feel like random decisions aro

Gowalla raises $4 million from GV and Spark for its AR social app

The newly resurrected Gowalla wants to realize its mobile dreams from the early-aughts in an augmented reality world, and they’ve raised some new funding to make it happen. The AR startup tells

Fluent Forever raises $4.9M for its language learning system

Fluent Forever, a startup that uses a novel learning system to help its users master a new language faster, has raised a $4.9 million funding round led by Denver-based Stout Street Capital. Other inve

The startup world needs a ‘Black Minds Matter’ awakening

Guests on tech podcasts are a microcosm of what has been happening in the startup ecosystem: Black minds are undervalued and under-appreciated.

How deal terms are changing right now

Trying to raise money for a startup is never a walk in the park. Still, there are good times, there are bad times, and there is right now, a moment of uncertainty unlike anything that most of us have

Good Capital launches to close the funding gap for early-stage Indian startups

Rohan Malhotra and Arjun Malhotra left their jobs in London and Silicon Valley to explore opportunities in India in late 2013. A year later, the brothers launched Investopad to connect with local star

A peek inside Sequoia Capital’s low-flying, wide-reaching scout program

It was a brilliant idea. It allowed Sequoia to keep tabs on entrepreneurs — and nascent technologies — not yet in its universe. It cemented the firm’s ties to the founders who were a

Verified Expert Brand Designer: Ramotion

Ramotion is a remote branding and product design agency that has worked with Bay Area tech startups since 2014. While they typically do branding for funded, fast-growing startups, Ramotion has helped

Sprinklr acquires Little Bird, a tool for finding experts on anything via Twitter

New York marketing tech firm Sprinklr has acquired Portland-based Little Bird, according to Sprinklr founder and CEO Ragy Thomas. Little Bird was founded in 2011 to help researchers quickly find the t

Interviewed Raises A $2M Seed Round, Expands Beyond Basic Job Simulations

Interviewed, a company that provides simulations for job candidates, has closed a $2 million seed round with participation from YC, SV Angel, Red Swan Ventures, and Jason Calacanis, among others. T

HandUp, A Startup Combatting Homelessness, Is Setting An Example For The Tech Industry

On the heels of launching donation gift cards for the homeless, HandUp hosted a community outreach day this past Friday in San Francisco to continue to bring awareness to homelessness, as well as give

Jason Calacanis’ Next Act, And Another Pivot For Inside.com, As A ‘Knowledge Community’

Serial entrepreneur and investor <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/jason-calacanis">Jason Calacanis</a> appears to be gearing up for the launch of his next venture, which may a

Man Who Somehow Failed To Delete Facebook Account Complains About New Feature

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-229380" title="33" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/331.png" alt="" />Wait a second. It seems that <a href="http://techme.me/A9Vn">everyon

Jason Calacanis' Poker Face

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/calacanis-poker-face.png"> In our ongoing coverage of the <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2010/06/11/calacanis-facebook-profile/">life</a> an

At The World Series Of Poker Two Founders Are Betting The Company — Literally

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-190332" title="rounders" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/rounders.jpeg" alt="" />You've heard the term "betting the company," but have yo

You Know Where Else It's Hard To Delete Your Account? Mahalo

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-188708" title="mah" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/mah.png" alt="" />With regard to his recent spat with Facebook we don't <a href="http
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