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Type of site
|Technology news and analysis|
|Available in||English, Chinese, French, Japanese|
|Headquarters||Bay Area, United States|
Verizon Media (2019–present)
|Created by||Michael Arrington, Keith Teare|
|Alexa rank||1,836 (April 2020[update])|
|Launched||June 10, 2005|
TechCrunch is an American online publisher focusing on the tech industry. The company specifically reports on the business related to tech, technology news, analysis of emerging trends in tech, and profiling of new tech businesses and products. It was one of the earliest publications to report extensively on tech startups and funding.
TechCrunch hosts an annual tech conference, TechCrunch Disrupt, that is hosted in several cities in the United States and Europe. Some notable startups that have been involved in the company's Startup Battlefield have been DropBox, Mint, and Crate.io.
From 2007 to 2015, TechCrunch operated Crunchbase, a database of the startup ecosystem, consisting of investors, incubators, start-ups, key people, funds, funding rounds, and events. Subject to registration, members of the public can make submissions to the database; however, all changes are subject to review by a moderator before being accepted.
In 2008, TechCrunch started The Crunchies award ceremony to award startups, internet and technology innovations each year. Due to controversy surrounding the awards, TechCrunch announced in 2017 it would end the Crunchies.
In 2011, the site came under fire for possible ethics violations. These included claims that Arrington's investments in certain firms which the site had covered created a conflict of interest. The controversy that ensued eventually led to Arrington's departure, and other writers, including Paul Carr and Sarah Lacy, followed suit.
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