It may not be pitchable and it may not be new, but few sources of industry influence are rising faster than CrunchBase. "From a PR perspective, the real story is not what we're publishing on our blog, it's the use of CrunchBase as the de facto startup database," says CrunchBase CEO Matt Kaufman, who supervises a staff of 25 just three floors up from TechCrunch HQ on Townsend St. in San Francisco.
TechCrunch writer Frederic Lardinois loves cranking out the news, often four posts per day. He also could be mistaken for TC's "Google" reporter; by our count about 20 percent of his posts are Google-related. (He'll even Tweet the pic of what the Google cafeteria serves for lunch.)
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Colleen Taylor's career is hot and may get hotter. Currently she's well into her second year at TechCrunch, or more to the point, TechCrunch TV, on which she appears more than any other TC reporter. Colleen co-hosts CrunchWeek, produces frequent TC Cribs segments, interviews newsmakers backstage at TC Disrupt and occasionally invites vendors to be interviewed on set at TechCrunch TV's San Francisco studios.