Alexia Bonatsos

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Alexia Bonatsos
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Born
Alexia Tsotsis
ResidenceSan Francisco, California[1]
Alma materStanford University
University of Southern California
OccupationGeneral Partner of Dream Machine[1]
Spouse(s)Niko Bonatsos

Alexia Bonatsos, née Tsotsis, is a venture capitalist and former co-editor of TechCrunch, a technology news website.[2][3] In 2011, she was listed by Forbes magazine as among the top 30 under 30 in the Media category.[4]

Biography[edit]

Alexia Tsotsis was born in 1982.[3] She attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, and then worked in New York for four years trying to enter the media business, also attending classes at New York University on the side.[2] She then worked at LA Weekly (in Los Angeles) and after that at SF Weekly (in San Francisco, California).[2]

In 2010, she joined TechCrunch. On February 27, 2012, Tsotsis became co-editor of TechCrunch along with Eric Eldon. The pair of them replaced Erick Schonfeld.[5] This was one of the last of a string of departures that rocked the publication for the months since Michael Arrington's departure in late September 2011.[6]

Tsotsis was named among the Forbes 30 Under 30 in the media category in 2011.[4] In August 2012, Business Insider published a detailed look at a day in the life of Tsotsis in her role as co-editor of TechCrunch.[7] A video interview of Tsotsis by David Prager was broadcast on Revision3.[8] Her approach to news coverage was also discussed in an article on the website of the Poynter Institute.[9]

In 2015, she left TechCrunch to complete an accelerated 1 year Masters in Management program at Stanford University.[10][11] She married Niko Bonatsos, a venture capitalist at General Catalyst, with whom she had cooperated on encouraging Greek technology startups in 2012.[12]

In late 2017 and early 2018, now using the name Bonatsos, she founded her own venture capital fund, called Dream Machine, based in San Francisco and investing in technology companies.[11][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alexia Bonatsos". Crunchbase. Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  2. ^ a b c "Alexia Tsotsis". TechCrunch. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Alexia Tsotsis". CrunchBase. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "30 Under 30: Media". Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  5. ^ Eldon, Eric; Tsotsis, Alexia (February 27, 2012). "Goodbye Erick, Hello Eric". TechCrunch. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  6. ^ Tiku, Nitasha (February 27, 2012). "And Another Crunch Bites the Dust: Editor-in-Chief Erick Schonfeld Is Out At TechCrunch, Long Live Eric Eldon". BetaBeat. Archived from the original on June 6, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  7. ^ Lynley, Matt (August 15, 2012). "A Day In The Life Of Alexia Tsotsis, Startup Scribe Of Silicon Valley". Business Insider.
  8. ^ "TechCrunch's Alexia Tsotsis Interview!". Revision3. July 27, 2012. Archived from the original on June 6, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  9. ^ Beuajon, Andrew (June 27, 2012). "TechCrunch's Alexia Tsotsis: 'I like the emotional part of the news'". Poynter Institute. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  10. ^ http://recode.net/2015/05/20/techcrunchs-top-editor-tsotsis-steps-down/
  11. ^ a b Loizos, Connie (May 25, 2018). "Former journo Alexia Bonatsos unveils her new venture fund, Dream Machine". TechCrunch. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  12. ^ Tsotsis, Alexia (December 20, 2012). "TechCrunch Goes To Athens On January 4th To Meet Up With Greek Geeks". TechCrunch. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  13. ^ Buxton, Madeline (May 30, 2018). "Alexia Bonatsos Has Big Dreams For The Future Of VC". Yahoo! Finance. Retrieved 8 September 2018.

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