SF Business Times: CrunchPad Inc. Formed With 14 Employees In Singapore, Press Event End Of July

The San Francisco Business Times has chronicled the rise of Michael Arrington from a corporate lawyer to an internet tycoon, and now a hardware entrepreneur. In addition, a few more simple details have emerged. The date for the promised CrunchPad press event is at the end of July. Arrington mentioned his plans before to eventually spin off the CP operations into a seperate entity. Now we know this entity is CrunchPad Inc., and it has 14 employees in Singapore.

After leaving a business law firm that specializes in technology companies, he founded and worked for several internet start-ups in the US, UK, and Canada. He then took time off, and in an apparent way to educate himself about the internet, started writing his findings and ideas online. Soon his TechCrunch baby was born, and it’s now on fire.

As Arrington’s success grows in media and hardware in the coming years, we shouldn’t be surprised if either a biographer chronicles his life in more detail or if he writes his own memoir. After all, he’s already one of the most influential people in 2008.

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3 responses to “SF Business Times: CrunchPad Inc. Formed With 14 Employees In Singapore, Press Event End Of July

  1. I spent two days in December researching Michael’s rise.

    For anyone that wants to write a biography – here’s a start for your research.

    http://eliasbizannes.com/blog/2008/12/the-makings-of-a-media-mogul-michael-arrington-of-techcrunch/

    And yes, I think you should write it – it’s a great story of new media entrepreneurialism.

  2. Thank you Elias for that. I now remember reading it. Your piece is much more than a “start”.

    I also read your newspaper industry whining piece last week. The intelligence of some media executives is truly mesmerizing.

  3. You guys make me laugh. He’s a self-important blowhard. A shark who rose to the top in the blogosphere where his main competitors are unemployed programmers sitting at home in their bathrobes.

    Here’s a good story for you – http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/jul/03/not-safe-for-work-techcrunch

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