Introducing Extra Crunch, TechCrunch’s First Paid Premium Subscription Offering

Extra Crunch Goes Beyond the News, Democratizing Knowledge for a
Diverse Audience

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TechCrunch, a leading technology media property dedicated to obsessively
profiling startups, today announced a new paid subscription offering,
Extra Crunch. The new destination and exclusive membership experience
provides all of the tools and information readers need, from deep dives
into unicorn companies to expert advice for founders solving the
day-to-day challenges of getting their startup off the ground.

Extra Crunch membership includes:

  • Exclusive articles and deep dive analysis into established unicorn
  • New tools such as Rapid Read mode and List Builder to help streamline
    the user experience;
  • Access to an active community of founders and experts;
  • Member-only benefits at TechCrunch events;
  • Conference calls with industry leaders on trending news, including
    earnings previews, IPO breakdowns and tentpole moments.

“Based on feedback from our community we understood there was a gap in
the market; our audience wanted more. With our unique lens in the tech
ecosystem TechCrunch can fill that gap, offering our insight, research,
data sets, special access at events and most importantly the expertise
of our renowned journalists,” said Ned Desmond, COO of TechCrunch.
“Extra Crunch provides a membership experience we believe will be unlike
any other in the space. It is an incredible tool for our diverse
audience from tech enthusiasts, to founders, to those hoping to learn
more about the industry.”

Extra Crunch membership will be available for $15 per month in the US,
Canada, UK, Germany, France, and Spain, with plans to expand further
later this year. While Extra Crunch is built within the
TechCrunch product, regular content on remains free to

Since launching in 2005, TechCrunch has become a leader in technology
journalism and breaking news, following the startup ecosystem’s ebbs and
flows. From the industry’s most innovative founders to the more
divisive, from companies that have achieved unicorn status to the less
successful ventures, TechCrunch writers have given readers the ultimate
behind-the-scenes scoop on the industry. TechCrunch and its network of
websites now reach over 15 million unique visitors globally and, on
average, draws more than 27 million views per month.* With a singular
editorial foundation, TechCrunch has grown to not only have a tremendous
media reach, but a real impact with live events. The TechCrunch Disrupt
franchise continues to grows year over year, expanding into new markets
from Berlin to Beirut.

Users can visit
to sign up for Extra Crunch today.

*Source: Comscore Custom Reporting, MultiPlatform, November
2018, Global

Source: Comscore Media Metrix® Multi-Platform,
Total Audience, ‘ TechCrunch – Crunchbase Network ‘ Custom Entity, Avg.
December 2017 to December 2018, US

About TechCrunch

TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to
obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and
breaking tech news. Founded in June 2005, TechCrunch and its network of
websites now reach over 15 million unique visitors globally and, on
average, draws more than 27 million views per month. CrunchBase,
TechCrunch’s open database about start-up companies, people and
investors, has become the leading statistical resource for technology
companies and transactions. The company hosts major conferences and
events, including the Disrupt series and various meet-ups worldwide
serving as community platforms for industry conversation and
collaboration. Follow TechCrunch on Twitter @TechCrunch.

About Verizon

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) is headquartered in New
York City. The company operates America’s most reliable wireless network
and the nation’s premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated
solutions to businesses worldwide. With brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch
and HuffPost, the company’s media group helps consumers stay informed
and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for
advertisers and partners to connect. Verizon’s corporate responsibility
prioritizes the environmental, social and governance issues most
relevant to its business and impact to society.


Courtnee Coburn
Verizon Media / TechCrunch

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