Reddit files confidentially to go public
In August, Reddit raked in a hefty $410 million financing led by Fidelity, valuing it at $10 billion. It had plans to close out the round, a Series F, at $700 million at the time. The company’s
Reddit hires former Google Cloud exec as its first chief product officer
Reddit announced today that it has hired Pali Bhat, the former vice-president of product and design at Google Cloud, as the company’s first chief product officer. Bhat will be tasked with overseeing
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
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei raises $7 million for his new venture
Carl Pei, the co-founder of OnePlus who left the company two months ago, has raised $7 million from a roster of high-profile investors for his new hardware venture. The Swedish tech entrepreneur said
Reddit appoints second Black board member this year
Reddit has appointed to its board of directors Paula Price, who has served on the board of six public companies, including Accenture and Deutsche Bank. Price’s appointment makes her one of two B
Reddit CEO defends allowing Trump ads ahead of presidential election
Reddit is gearing up to run ads for President Donald Trump ahead of the 2020 presidential election despite concerns from employees, TechCrunch has learned. Reddit CEO Steve Huffman addressed some of t
University entrepreneurship — without the university
If the pandemic forces school closings for the long-run, students will have to deal with more than a semester with an easier course load.
Reddit CEO: TikTok is ‘fundamentally parasitic’
TikTok is one of the hottest social media platforms but the CEO of Reddit had some harsh words for the popular app, calling it “fundamentally parasitic” at an event Wednesday. The comments
Through crowdsourcing, Cerberus Interactive wants to take location-based gaming to the masses
Sami Khan began his work in the startup world by marketing mobile-based investment services like Acorns. Now the marketer who helped grow that business to a nearly $1 billion valuation is turning his
Part fund, part accelerator, Contrary Capital invests in student entrepreneurs
Contrary Capital is raising $35 million to invest between $50,000 and $200,000 in students and recent college dropouts.
Meet ‘The Prepared,’ the media company pitching disaster preparedness for everyone
A little over two years ago, The New Yorker ran a story about the survivalism craze sweeping Silicon Valley. The moneyed elite behind the tools of convenience that make modern life were, it turned ou
Reddit says government data requests more than doubled in 2018
Reddit has said the number of government requests for user data more than doubled in 2018 than on the previous year. The news and content sharing site said in its latest transparency report, posted We
Startups Weekly: Spotify gets acquisitive and Instacart screws up
This week in startups: Turvo takes center stage, a mental health unicorn emerges and Reddit rakes in cash.
Reddit is raising a huge round near a $3 billion valuation
Reddit is raising $150 million to $300 million to keep the front page of the internet running, multiple sources tell TechCrunch. The forthcoming Series D round is said to be led by Chinese tech giant
These are the most successful companies to emerge from Y Combinator
A look at the 20 most successful companies to come out of Y Combinator.
Reddit cracks down on abuse as CEO apologizes for trolling the trolls
Reddit will start issuing warnings, timeouts and permanent bans to its most abusive trolls, but will also limit the content manipulation capabilities of its own CEO after he apologized today for ethic
Reddit CEO admits he secretly edited comments from Donald Trump supporters
Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has admitted that he modified comments about him left on the site from supporters of Donald Trump.
It’s been a busy last few months since Steve Huffman returned to Reddit in July to become its CEO. The company had an eventful summer (to put it lightly), but now as much of the controversy subs
Reddit Names Marty Weiner, Founding Engineer At Pinterest, Its First CTO
There are plenty of things on Steve Huffman’s to-do list since returning to Reddit as its CEO. Having a gifted technical mind himself, currently doing double duty as Hipmunk’s CTO, the nee