TechCrunch expands into subscriptions with start-up advice platform

15/02/2019

Media firm TechCrunch has announced a new paid subscription offering, Extra Crunch, designed to give more detailed information for start-ups beyond daily news and editorial coverage.

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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.

Prices start at £15 a month up to £150 per year, with a 30 day free trial.

Extra Crunch membership includes:

● Exclusive articles and deep dive analysis into established unicorn companies
● 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 TechCrunch.com remains free to readers.

Since launching in 2005, Verizon-owned TechCrunch covers technology journalism with a focus on start-ups.

Users can click here to sign up.

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