TechCrunch is a blog focused on technology news, tech business insights, analysis of emerging trends, products and startups.

Website: https://techcrunch.com/

Tagline: Startup and Technology News

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TechCrunch Homepage (Nov, 2019)

Ownership History

  • TechCrunch is currently owned by Verizon (which bought AOL for $4.4 billion in 2015).
  • In 2010, AOL acquired TechCrunch for approx. $25 million.
  • TechCrunch was founded in June 2005 by Archimedes Ventures, led by partners Keith Teare and Michael Arrington.

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Display and Video Advertising on its publicly accessible pages and Subscription for service called ExtraCrunch.

Products

TechCrunch – Providing Tech News through its homepage and different categories like – Startup, Apps, Gadgets, Video, Audio and others.

TechCrunch Disrupt – TechCrunch Disrupt is an annual tech conference hosted by TechCrunch around the globe in cities like Beijing, San Francisco, New York City, and Europe (London or Berlin).

TechCrunch Disrupt also hosts an event called Startup Battlefield at its conferences where startups sign up to pitch their business ideas to venture capital investors, media and others for prize money and to gain publicity.

Some of the past participants include Trello, Mint, Beam, Vurb, Yammer, Dropbox and many others.

ExtraCrunch – Launched in 2019, ExtraCrunch is a subscription service featuring in-depth entrepreneurial profiles, startup how-to guides, and an ad-free reading experience.

Crunchbase – In 2015, Crunchbase spun out of TechCrunch to become a private entity, and is no longer a part of TechCrunch.

It is a database on information about startups, listing investors, incubators, key people, funds, funding rounds and events.

Crunchies – A discontinued (since 2017) award ceremony, which celebrated the “most compelling startups, internet and technology innovations of the year”

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