TechCrunch is a website that publishes global technology related news and also analyzes them. Moreover, it is a database of products, renowned people, companies and etc. It was founded by Mike Arrington; he launched this tech savvy blog in 2005.
In 2010, AOL announced the acquisition of TechCrunch for $25 million at TechCrunch Disrupt Conference, San Francisco.
Now the TechCrunch is linked-up with several other websites and is commonly known as The TechCrunch Network. This network includes entities like; CrunchBase, TechCrunch France, CrunchBoard, TechCrunch IT, TechCrunch TV and many more. Recently, TechCrunch has also changed its logo to rejuvenate its brand image.
Mike Arrington, founder of TechCrunch, belongs to Orange, California and is a law graduate from Stanford Law School. He worked for several other organizations before he started his own Silicon Valley blog – TechCrunch. Time Magazine selected him as one of the world’s most influential people in 2008. His other well know business ventures are; Zip.ca, Pool.com, Edgeio and etc.
Do you want to learn more about TechCrunch and Mike? If yes, then watch the video below. It is an interview taken at Center for Entrepreneur & Technology at University of California, Berkeley. It is a video from Distinguished Innovation Lecture Series. Mike Arrington and Vivek Wadwha talked about different things in the video, like;
- How Mike shifted his career from being a lawyer to an entrepreneur?
- What Lessons Mike has learned from his success?
- Tips for gaining venture capitals for entrepreneurs by Mike
- Is dropping out from college is a good choice made by many entrepreneurs nowadays?
- Mike also talked about ethics people should follow
- What women should do to become a successful entrepreneur of Silicon Valley?
There is much more for you to see and learn inside this video. Watch this video to learn how one can be a successful entrepreneur like Mike Arrington and others in Silicon Valley.
Video – Founder Mike Arrington on TechCrunch
(filmed for “Distinguished Innovator Lectures” 3/2011)