Danny Crichton analyzes technology, growth and power as Head of Editorial at Lux Capital.
Prior to Lux, he was managing editor at TechCrunch and formerly a foreign correspondent in Seoul, South Korea. Across six years, he wrote more than 1,000 news stories and longform analyses chronicling U.S.-Asia technology relations, semiconductors, data infrastructure, fintech, disaster and climate tech, venture capital, product development, and a wide number of other complex subjects with technical and policy intersections.
In addition to his reporting and analysis for TechCrunch, he co-hosted its leading podcast Equity; co-programmed stages at its Disrupt SF and Berlin conferences as well as its Session and Early Stage events; launched the premium news service Extra Crunch and grew it to seven figures of revenue; managed a multi-million dollar freelance budget; developed the TC-1 series of deep startup profiles and The TechCrunch List; and contributed broadly to the organization’s news and operational strategy.
Formerly, he was a venture capitalist with General Catalyst in Palo Alto and Charles River Ventures in Boston and New York.
Academically, he was awarded a Fulbright research scholarship to South Korea, where he studied the development of Korea’s startup ecosystem. He is a PhD dropout from Harvard University, where he researched the politics of quantification as well as science and defense funding policy, and he’s an honors graduate of Stanford University, where he studied mathematical and computational sciences and wrote a thesis on the development of computer science as an academic discipline, which won the school’s Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.
Danny is based in Brooklyn, New York.