Hi, I'm Danny. I’m managing editor at TechCrunch and I analyze issues of technology and global power. Get in touch at

Formerly, I was a venture capitalist at Charles River Ventures and General Catalyst. I'm a Harvard PhD dropout and a graduate of Stanford in Mathematical and Computational Sciences.

Current Obsessions

The things I think about every day:

  • The Rise of China
  • Data Sovereignty and the fracturing of the internet
  • Cost Disease
  • Economic development in the 21st century
  • The challenge of megaprojects and infrastructure

Site Update -- Back in the United States

I have just finished my research grant in South Korea and returned to the United States. Hopefully, my blog will be updated more extensively in the weeks to come as I begin my professional life again here.

There are a couple of things to look forward to in the next few weeks here:

  1. I am currently drafting a (relatively) comprehensive report on the state of Korea's innovation policy. This report, rather than taking the feel of a OECD Country Report, will instead look at people's impressions and feelings based on my interviews in South Korea. Numbers can only take you so far in understanding why people start companies and build innovative enterprises. Psychology, arguably, is more important, and this report will have much to say about the current environment for Korean entrepreneurialism.
  2. I will be posting my undergraduate thesis online about the history of Stanford's Computer Science department and the rise of Silicon Valley. I am currently converting the thesis from LaTeX into HTML (retaining all footnotes) and adding in an introduction and executive summary.

Thanks for reading this blog. If you have ideas for stories I should write about, you can always get in touch with me at


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