Mike Arrington

  • Mike Arrington takes on reduced role at CrunchFund

    Mike Arrington takes on reduced role at CrunchFund

    Michael Arrington — who famously co-founded TechCrunch in 2005 and just as famously parted ways with the outlet in 2011, one year after selling it to AOL — is now taking on a reduced role at the venture fund that he co-founded when he left TC. After an SEC filing surfaced earlier today showing that CrunchFund is targeting $40 million for its third fund and even more notably… Read More

  • Silicon Valley Luminaries Got Grilled On The NSA At Disrupt, Here’s How They Responded

    Silicon Valley Luminaries Got Grilled On The NSA At Disrupt, Here’s How They Responded

    Over the course of the three day Disrupt conference, Michael Arrington interviewed 13 of the most influential people in the tech industry, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. He questioned them all on their involvement and opinions on the NSA spying scandal. Let’s take a look at what they said. Read More

  • Zaarly Crosses $1M In Jobs Posted, In Just Under A Month

    In less than a month after its nationwide launch on May 14th, peer to peer marketplace Zaarly has crossed $1 million in posted transactions, and commemorated them with a colorful infographic depicting the break down of the early days of Zaarly. Zaarly, which has raised more than $1 million in seed funding, boasts an impressive list of investors including Aydin Senkut‘s Felicis… Read More

  • Ron Conway and David Lee Hint at New Fund. By "Hint" I Mean Mike Breaks Their News For Them

    Here’s the awful thing about having Mike Arrington as an investor in your fund. You don’t get to control over when you announce it. Arrington is on stage with Ron Conway and David Lee of SV Angels right now, and he’s being a bulldog in the best sense of the world. He asked about the firm’s new fund and Lee said “We aren’t supposed to comment on it, so no… Read More

  • Students: You Are Probably Not Mark Zuckerberg, So Stay In School

    Instead of another boring lecture, last week my students at UC-Berkeley got quite a treat: a lively discussion with TechCrunch founder Mike Arrington. I once described Mike as a cross between Oprah Winfrey and Howard Stern; so I was ready for a little controversy. But he ended up lighting such a big fire, that I’ve been bombarded with questions from students about their education and… Read More

  • Redfin's CEO, Michael Arrington And Tom Cruise Walk Into A Room

    With TechCrunch’s fifth birthday less than 24 hours away, a certain degree of navel gazing is appropriate, if not required. On Wednesday afternoon, TechCrunch founder and newly minted Seattle resident, Michael Arrington, dropped by Atlassian’s Starter Day for a double header: an interview with Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman and “Tom Cruise” (more on that later). Over the last… Read More