TaglineThe tech startup news news startup
Year Founded2005
Type or CoverageBusiness
Type or CoverageTechnology
CitySan Francisco
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesNational Ads
Revenue SourcesEvents
Revenue SourcesSponsorships
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)6-10
Staff Size (Editorial)11-20
Active Volunteers1-10
AffiliationsRegularly syndicated in The Washington Post.
Mappin LocationSan Francisco - California
Principal StaffErick Schonfeld
Principal StaffHeather Harde
DescriptionFrom the very beginning TechCrunch was part and parcel with Web 2.0. Founded by Michael Arrington in 2005 the site began as a personal technology blog but rapidly transitioned into a full-scale publication drawing in millions of page views a month by the end of 2007. Unlike most of his peers Arrington didn’t come from a journalistic background instead studying law at Stanford but he left this career to work in technology startups such as Real Names and Edgeio. From the beginning Arrington has proselytized about Web 2.0 interaction as the future of the Internet—and his site’s ever-expanding audience numbers can be seen as proof of his theories.
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