TechCrunch is a leading provider of technology news. They focus on start-ups and established firms. They run industry events such as TechCrunch Disrupt and The Crunchies on an annual basis. They also manage a database known as Crunchbase.
Fintech Reviews looks at the various aspects of TechCrunch and checks out its 11 year history in the industry.
TechCrunch started in 2005 and consists of a network of websites attracting more than 37 million page views per month. That gives them quite a lot of clout when it comes to influencing the industry with their comprehensive news coverage. Their big break came in 2006 when they were the first to report YouTube’s acquisition by Google. This rocketed them onto the front page of the Wall Street Journal and they did not look back from there. They were acquired by AOL in 2010.
According to Trustpilot, TechCrunch is highly rated by the public. Comments point to a high degree of trust in, and appreciation for, the content of articles on their main site.
TechCrunch Disrupt is an event brand that TechCrunch have exported to the UK and China, while also holding native events in the US in cities like New York and San Francisco. This is where technology start-ups pitch their products in front of potential investors and media in the hope of winning investment and prizes.
The Crunchies is an annual award show celebrating innovators and start-ups in the technology industry. It was in its 10th year in 2016. The Crunchies are an evening of entertainment and comedy as well as a celebration of great companies.
Crunchbase is a database of more than 50,000 financial companies and start-ups. TechCrunch claims that the website is accessed by more than 2 million users monthly. It’s a hub of information about the industry and a good place to check the bare bones of a company’s history from a timeline of events to the key players and directors.
Crunchbase offer a premium service, which features dynamic searches, analysis tools and the ability to track trends. This is aimed at giving people insight about who to partner with, invest in and keep an eye on for the future.
Fintech Reviews brings you the profiles of the world’s leading financial companies so you know who the players are.