Megan Rose Dickey

Megan Rose Dickey

Senior Reporter

Megan Rose Dickey is a senior reporter at TechCrunch focused on labor, transportation, and diversity and inclusion in tech.

She previously spent two years at Business Insider covering tech startups focused on the shared economy, IoT and music industry.

She graduated from the University of Southern California in 2011 with a degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism.

The Latest from Megan Rose Dickey

With funding from Indie.vc, ReadySet is scaling to meet the demands of a changing workplace

ReadySet, a diversity, equity and inclusion startup led by Project Include founding member Y-Vonne Hutchinson, has raised its first, and perhaps last, round of funding from Indie.vc. “We were lu

Uber and Lyft face worker misclassification lawsuit from CA Attorney General and city attorneys

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with city attorneys from Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, filed a lawsuit asserting Uber and Lyft gain an unfair and unlawful competitive adv

Gig workers in San Francisco are mostly people of color and many are immigrants, according to survey

Gig workers have become an essential part of our society during the COVID-19 global health crisis. But even before the pandemic, gig workers had become a staple in the lives of many people who use ser

Uber partners with CloudTrucks to help drivers get trucking jobs

Uber has partnered with trucking startup CloudTrucks to make it easier for its ride-hail drivers to get jobs as truckers during the pandemic. Described as a “business in a box,” CloudTrucks is des

Lyft ends electric scooter operations in Oakland, Austin and San Jose

Lyft, which just had a massive round of layoffs wherein 982 people lost their jobs and 288 were furloughed, is also pumping the brakes on its scooter operations in a handful of cities. “We’re

Freada Kapor Klein warns of ‘vulture capitalists’ during pandemic

The tech industry experienced turmoil before during the dot-com bust and again during the 2008 economic downturn. But this time it’s a bit different, according to Kapor Capital founding partners

Amazon worker-activists form international organization to demand change in warehouses

Amazon workers across the world are formalizing their activism with the creation of the Amazon Workers International. Its first action is a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Amazon Director of UK Cu

Extra Crunch Live: Join Kapor Capital’s Freada Kapor Klein and Mitch Kapor for a Q&A right now

On the heels of a lively conversation with Precursor Ventures partner Charles Hudson last week, we’re gearing up to chat with Kapor Capital’s Freada Kapor Klein and Mitch Kapor in a few ho

Indie.vc founder Bryce Roberts: Profitability is ‘more achievable than a Series A round’

"If you have to ask people for permission to exist, and the more you rely on those people for yourself to exist, the more risk and exposure you have.”

Original Content podcast: ‘Ozark’ keeps building tension in season three

The Netflix crime drama “Ozark” might not be exactly what you think of when you hear the phrase “high octane.” While there are a few big explosions, there are far more scenes o

Instacart has a problem with third-party apps letting shoppers pay for early access to orders

Kara Carmichael has been an Instacart shopper for years in Orlando, Fla. It’s how she’s been able to support her family, she told TechCrunch. But she says she has noticed an increase in th

Patreon lays off 13% of workforce

Creative platform Patreon has laid off 30 employees, which is 13% of its workforce, TechCrunch has learned. “It is unclear how long this economic uncertainty will last and therefore, to prepare

Extra Crunch Live: Navigating the pandemic with an equitable lens

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the tech industry has yet again found itself in a vulnerable state. As we saw in the dot-com era, when the economy takes a hit, so do companies, and they need to make criti

Airbnb reportedly lays off contractors and cancels summer internships

Airbnb has ended its contracts with contingent workers early and postponed summer internships, Protocol reports. Contractors at Airbnb serve as property inspectors, home consultants and more. Contract

Healthcare co-op Savvy snags venture funding from Indie.vc

Savvy, a healthcare cooperative, has just raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Indie.vc. Established as a cooperative that shares profits with its users, Savvy connects patients with healthcar

Gig workers say they are struggling to get personal protective equipment from companies

Despite what companies have said about providing personal protective equipment to gig workers, some workers say they are struggling to get masks, gloves and other items from companies like Target-owne

Luxury consignment retailer The RealReal lays off 10% of workforce, furloughs 15%

Online consignment company The RealReal is the latest tech company to lay off and furlough employees amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In the company’s quarterly earnings report today, The RealReal an

Driverless vehicles in the age of the novel coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to different outcomes for different businesses. While some have stood to benefit (think Zoom, Facebook and bidet startup Tushy), others have been hit hard and laid off em

Target’s Shipt shoppers are walking off work today

Shipt shoppers, which began organizing in February, are staging their first action today. Yesterday, a group of Shipt shoppers, who shop and deliver orders from Target and other stores, announced thei

Bidet startup Tushy scales up to meet demand amid toilet paper shortage

Business at Tushy is booming. While the circumstances that led to the boom are sobering, the bidet company needed to adapt its strategy after seeing an uptick in business amid the COVID-19 pandemic. O
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