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


Searching for that Yellow Brick Road (Princeton Spring 2017 Lecture)

Searching for that Yellow Brick Road

Danny Crichton


The Challenges of 2017
Slow Growth, Massive Inflows, Monopolies, and Quantification
The Good, Bad, and Ugly of VC Life

But First,

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Short version: 
Investor at CRV
(Charles River Ventures)
Early-stage, consumer-focused
Based in NYC


The Challenges of

Venture in 2017

What’s happening?



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