What Is Crunchbase News?

Crunchbase News is a digital publication covering the intersection of technology and money. It is an independent group which operates as part of the Crunchbase family. (Crunchbase is a public database of private companies that also sells data access and business intelligence tools.)

What is the relationship between Crunchbase and Crunchbase News?

Crunchbase funds and hosts Crunchbase News but does not exert any editorial control over the publication.

Crunchbase also provides the News team with access to its graph, and it occasionally provides assistance in pulling more intractable queries from the dataset.

Who is Crunchbase News?

  • Joanna Glasner. Business and technology columnist covering all things venture capital. She was previously a reporter for Wired and Reuters.
  • Mary Ann Azevedo. Austin-based business writer who has written for Venture Capital Journal, San Francisco Business Times, Crain’s and Silicon Valley Business Journal.
  • Jason Rowley. Venture capital and technology reporter based in Chicago.
  • Holden Page. Crunchbase News editor and columnist.
  • Alex Wilhelm. Editor in Chief of Crunchbase News, covering the intersection of startups and money.
  • Savannah Dowling. Reporter at Crunchbase News, covering the Asia-Pacific region and fintech.


  • Crunchbase News is part of Crunchbase, a for-profit startup that has a number of private investors. Verizon also retains an ownership stake in the company.
    • (Before AOL was part of Oath, a Verizon subsidiary, AOL owned Crunchbase. Later, after Verizon bought AOL, but before it combined the Internet brand with Yahoo to form Oath, Crunchbase was spun out as its own entity.)
    • (Further disclosure: Verizon is the former employer of our editor in chief, who worked for TechCrunch, then owned by AOL, before and after Verizon bought the smaller firm.)
  • Crunchbase News operates independently from Crunchbase, and the publication takes no direction from any other part of the business, most especially its commercial operations.
  • The publication abides by the SPJ Code of Ethics, hews to AP style, and prefers Oxford commas.
  • Regarding our parent company’s conflicts, they are myriad. A living list of parties that have invested in the business can be found on Crunchbase’s Crunchbase page. More investors will appear over time. They will each and all enjoy the same level of privilege: none.