The Struggle of Entrepreneurship Is An A/B Test | Founder Stories

Mike Abbott sat down with with Optimizely co-founder Pete Koomen to discuss how he and his cofounder Dan Siroker left Google and started to build companies together (after Siroker’s stint with the Obama campaign in 2008 and thereafter). The duo launched an educational site to teach kids math, but felt disconnected from the target users […]

Italian Investors Insight into the Budding Startup Scene

Mauro Del Rio founded Buongiorno which sold to NTT DoCoMo for $300 million cash in 2012 and he’s still responsible for one of the most successful Italian exits ever. Fausto Boni, a world traveler to say the least, is a partner at 360 Ventures after having founded his own venture firm in 1997. Massimiliano Magrini, […]

Max Levchin On Working For The NSA | Disrupt SF 2013

Max’s latest undertaking, HVF, is an innovation lab focused on solving big problems and improving lives by extracting insights from the vast quantities of recordable information around us. HVF launched its first project, Affirm, in early 2013, and recently launched Glow at the end of May. Subscribe to TechCrunch Today: Watch more from Disrupt […]

What to Look for in a Board Member | Ask A VC

Leena Rao asks Mike Volpi, Partner at Index Ventures, what his biggest challenge is as the board member of a startup and what entrepreneurs should be looking from their board. Volpi, who makes investments in both enterprise software and consumer internet companies, serves on a number of boards, including Path, Sonos, Lookout, Hortonworks, Soundcloud, Big […]

Parse’s Ilya Sukhar On Founding A Startup With Strangers | Founder Stories

KPCB’s Michael Abbot sat down with Ilya Sukhar, co-founder and CEO of Parse days before Parse was acquired by Facebook. Parse is a cloud app platform that provides a set of SDKs that enable developers to focus on the execution of their application instead of rebuilding backend functionality for every mobile platform. Sukhar shares his […]

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss Talk Bitcoin

Through their Winklevoss Capital early-stage investment firm, the brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have bought up roughly $11 million worth of Bitcoins, accounting for some one percent of the nascent currency. Colleen Taylor talks with Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss about their investments in Bitcoin. Subscribe to TechCrunch today: TechCrunch is a leading technology media […]

Founder Spotlight: WayUp’s Liz Wessel | Disrupt NY 2017

WayUp’s Liz Wessel talks to Mike Butcher about her desire to make an impact, what millenials want, and what we can learn from them. Subscribe to TechCrunch today: TechCrunch Disrupt is the world’s leading authority in debuting revolutionary startups, introducing game-changing technologies and discussing what’s top of mind for the tech industry’s key innovators. […]

General Motors’ former executive calls Tesla a “losing enterprise”

The former General Motors’ executive Bob Lutz has criticized Tesla, the famed electric-car manufacturer saying that it’s a”losing enterprise” that’s “going out of business.” This comes right one day after the unveiling of Tesla’s brand new Roadster and a semi-truck. In a recent interview on given on CNBC, Lutz claimed that Tesla is going out […]

Privacy VS. Cyber Security With Silent Circle’s Javier Aguera

Connie interviews Javier Aguera at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland 2016. This interview is part of TechCrunch Davos Live, a live interview series that includes firesides and panels featuring interviews with world leaders and global trendsetters. Subscribe to TechCrunch today: TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, […]