But that’s not all. We also dug into trends from the group and hopped on Twitter Spaces to chat about what we saw. Of course, Y Combinator is a single accelerator, but given its mammoth cohort sizes we pay extra attention to the trends that its startups detail.
That behind us, let’s take a moment to highlight some great stuff from newer TechCrunch reporters:
TechCrunch boomerang Ryan Lawler has been busy digging into the fintech world, including a dive into the pros and cons of credit and debit cards at financial-focused startups. His look into Brex and Ramp’s diverging strategies was also a hit.
Kate Park has dug into Asian startups, regulatory changes in South Korea that impact major smartphone players and news from Japan that could shake up Apple’s grip on its App Store.
Christine Hall has been hall-ing ass, covering a barrage of startup funding rounds and product news. She even found time to dig into the Zoom-Box news while juggling the rest.
Aria Alamalhodaei has been killing the transportation beat, bringing all sorts of news to the site, including coverage of the startup space race. Which isn’t always, well, very good news for the companies involved.
Carly Page kicked off her TechCrunch tenure digging into hackers attacking employees returning to the office and has written a deluge of stories for TechCrunch including news this week that China is hacking Uyghurs on American soil.
Finally, Disrupt is coming up. So make sure that you have a ticket. As it’s a virtual event they are cheaper than they have been in years past, despite the event having perhaps its strongest content lineup ever. We’re excited!
With that, let’s head into the weekend — a long one here in the United States — and get some rest. What a week in the world at large and in our startup-focused niche. I’ll be taking all next week off, but I will leave the Daily Crunch in the very capable hands of one Greg Kumparak. — Alex