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


The Startup Life (Korea University 2014 Lecture)

The Startup Life

By Danny Crichton

Two Questions Today

Why Should You Found a Startup
How do you find your product?

Quick About Me

Why Should You Start a Company?

Everyone is doing it


there are 5,500 companies
listed in San Francisco


50 companies
are worth $1 billion

More importantly though…

Change the World

Computer Scientists are Changing the World

Question #2:

How do I
Change the World?

How do I find

great ideas?

Three Approaches

Technical Challenges
Customer Development
New Ideas

Technical Challenges

Customer Development

New Ideas

No matter what, build something you love


Silicon Valley Culture & Lifestyle
Work & Fun
What technologies do people use?
What is happening in the industry?
What should I do today?


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