Ingrid Lunden

Ingrid Lunden

Writer

Ingrid is a writer and editor for TechCrunch, joining February 2012, based out of London.

Before TechCrunch, Ingrid worked at paidContent.org, where she was a staff writer, and has in the past also written freelance regularly for other publications such as the Financial Times. Ingrid covers mobile, digital media, advertising and the spaces where these intersect.

When it comes to work, she feels most comfortable speaking in English but can also speak Russian, Spanish and French (in descending order of competence).

The Latest from Ingrid Lunden

Innovation Endeavors debuts Deep Life, an incubator focused on the intersection of life science and computer science

PubNub nabs $23M as its IaaS network hits 1.3T messages sent each month

Kabbage raises a record $700 million in debt for its SMB loans platform

Boomplay, a Spotify-style music and video streaming service for African music and Africa, raises $20M

Toast, the restaurant management platform, has raised $250M at a $2.7B valuation

PayIt, a payments platform designed for public services, raises $100M+ from Insight Partners

Guesty, a tech platform for property managers on Airbnb and other rental sites, raises $35M

Acko, a digital insurance provider in India, raises another $65M at a $300M valuation

Drivezy, India’s vehicle-sharing startup, is raising $100M+ at a $400M valuation, eyes US expansion

Investing app Stash raises $65M, launches banking and ‘stock-back’ rewards with Green Dot

Josh Wood, hair colorist to the stars, gets $6.5M led by Index in its latest D2C bet

SoftBank launches the Innovation Fund, committing $2B to invest in Latin America

Microsoft acquires DataSense management from BrightBytes to step up its education play in Azure

One of Microsoft’s oldest and biggest verticals for its Azure cloud business has been education, and today it announced an acquisition that it hopes will help it deepen its reach: it has acquire

2nd Address picks up $10M from GV, Foundation to take on Airbnb in business travel

As Airbnb adds more features to court business users, a smaller startup has raised some funding to challenge it in the $18 billion business travel market. 2nd Address, an Airbnb-style platform for bus

Twilio closes acquisition of email specialist SendGrid in all-stock deal now worth $3B

Twilio’s bid to become the go-to platform for all of a business’s external communication needs took a big step ahead today. The company said that it has closed its acquisition of email sp

As Clegg appears in Brussels, Facebook tightens controls on political ads

Facebook continues to feel the heat over its role in how people communicate — and more importantly, miscommunicate — globally, so today in Europe it redoubled its efforts to counter critic

A first look at Twitter’s new beta app and its bid to remain ‘valuable and relevant’

Twitter has made a name for itself, at its most basic level, as a platform that gives everyone who uses it a voice. But as it has grown, that unique selling point has set Twitter up for as many challe

Twitter gives events a boost with new publisher tools

As Twitter continues to look for ways to monetize its platform beyond basic advertising, it is building more tools for businesses that turn Twitter into more of a utility that helps them do their jobs

Workplace, Facebook’s enterprise platform, adds another major customer, NestlĂ©

While Facebook continues to repair its image with consumers disenchanted with the social network’s role in disseminating misleading or false information and mishandling their personal data, it&#

PR management firm Cision is acquiring Falcon.io to expand into social media marketing

Social media has become a primary conduit for getting the word out, in some cases proving to be an even stronger force for publicity than more traditional media outlets and paid advertising, and so to
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