Steve O'Hear

Steve O'Hear

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Steve O’Hear is best known as a technology journalist, currently at TechCrunch where he focuses on European startups, companies and products.

He first joined TechCrunch in November 2009 as Contributing Editor for TechCrunch Europe, where he worked alongside Editor Mike Butcher to help build TechCrunch’s coverage in Europe.

In June 2011, Steve took a break from journalism to co-found the London and Prague-based startup Beepl. In his role as CEO, he helped the company raise its first VC round, along with seeing the Question & Answer site through development, private alpha and a high profile public launch. In November 2012, Beepl was acquired by Brand Embassy.

Along with TechCrunch, Steve has written for numerous publications, including ZDNet (where he wrote the well-respected blog ‘The Social Web’), The Guardian, Macworld, TES, Last100 and ReadWriteWeb. He also wrote and directed the critically acclaimed Silicon Valley documentary ‘In Search of the Valley’, which was released in September 2006.

In 2002, Steve was made a fellow of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. He’s also one half of ProtoBake Labs, an ‘ideas incubator’ he co-founded with Pete Harris.

Disclaimer: Steve owns a small amount of cryptocurrency, and doesn’t generally write about crypto currencies. If and when he does, he will always disclose any potential conflict of interest.

The Latest from Steve O'Hear

Personio acquires Spanish payroll startup Rollbox

Leadfeeder raises €3.1M Series A to turn website visitors into leads

Sources: Y Combinator’s growth fund to back challenger bank Monzo

Veratrak wants to digitise the pharmaceutical supply chain

Swedish fintech Zaver has raised $1.2M seed for its P2P payments platform

German fintech company builder Finleap acquires SME banking provider Penta

Meet the European startups that pitched at EF’s 11th Demo Day in London

Keatz, a European ‘cloud kitchen’ startup, raises further €12M

Tandem Bank launches ‘Autosavings’ account

Welcome Pickups lands €3.3M funding to offer ‘in-destination’ travel services

Employee retention platform Peakon raises further $35M in a new round led by Atomico

KashFlow founder Duane Jackson has launched Staffology, a payroll SaaS and API

London proptech startup Nested has laid off 20% of its workforce citing ‘Brexit uncertainty’

Breedr raises £2M led by LocalGlobe for its livestock data and trading platform

Pluto is travel insurance aimed at millennials

The Dubler Studio Kit lets you use your voice to control synths, drum machines and other MIDI gear

Time is Ltd. uses data from Slack and other cloud software to help companies improve productivity

Unmind scores £3M investment for its workplace mental health platform

Starling Bank to open second UK office, creating up to 150 tech and support jobs in Southampton

PolyAI scores $12M Series A to put its ‘conversational AI agents’ in contact centres

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