Hello all! Connie Loizos right here with a quick bulletin: I’m the brand new Normal Supervisor and Editor-in-Chief of TechCrunch. [Puffs on cigar.]
I do know, you’re busy – I get it – so I need to take only a minute of your time to elucidate how TechCrunch is evolving to fulfill your wants as we cost ahead over right here.
First, with this new appointment, we’re going to lean much more closely into what we do greatest, which is to cowl the quickly increasing startup and VC scene. It’s a world I do know effectively because the founding father of StrictlyVC, a preferred day by day e-newsletter that Yahoo has additionally acquired as a part of this transition and which can proceed hitting subscribers’ inboxes day by day. Going ahead, we’re going to proceed telling you what, however we’re going to be diving extra deeply into the who, why, and the way.
Second, you’re going to begin seeing much more unique reporting in TechCrunch. We’ll nonetheless catch you up on among the larger tales that you might want to know, however rather more of our time goes to be spent discovering tales that nobody else is telling you.
Lastly, we plan on providing you extra methods to floor what’s most related to you. Along with StrictlyVC, we’re going to introduce extra e-newsletter merchandise, extra video content material, extra intimate occasions and . . . effectively, we’ll maintain again just a few of our plans to shock you.
Matthew Panzarino and Joey Hinson. Matthew has been steering TC for the higher a part of ten years. Matthew is an enormous cause why I joined TechCrunch as Silicon Valley Editor years in the past and has much more to do with why I’m nonetheless right here. Fortunately, he’s going to proceed on as an advisor to Yahoo and TechCrunch, and he’s already offering me with nice counsel. Joey, our longtime GM, in the meantime deserves credit score for materially enhancing TechCrunch’s enterprise, even within the face of financial headwinds. Joey equally had an incredible run — 11 years — earlier than not too long ago accepting a brand new function elsewhere, and we’re lacking him already. (His final day is Friday, however we’re a sentimental bunch.)
It’s a aggressive panorama, and with a view to maintain your consideration, we all know we’ve got to proceed to earn it. Fortuitously, we’ve got a crew that’s second to none. I might stack up my colleagues towards any tech information group on the market. They know their stuff.
After all, we additionally have you ever, who’ve by no means shied away from telling us after we are veering off observe. Please, maintain the suggestions coming (minus the expletives).
Thanks very a lot as at all times for studying TechCrunch. We recognize every one in every of you and we sit up for stunning and delighting you within the weeks and months to come back.