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


Google+ Social Search Patents

As part of my work on the Google+ launch in 2011, my manager Frances Haugen and I spearheaded original research and development on social search and rankings as well as how to use search as a means of creating interactivity and connections among users. That work was eventually migrated into a series of patents and assigned to Google.