Steve O'Hear

Steve O'Hear


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

Owlin, the text and news analytics platform for financial institutions, raises $3.5M Series A

Owlin, a startup we covered all the way back in late 2012, has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding. The fundraise follows the fintech company’s pivot from a real-time news alert service to a

Penta, the digital SME banking upstart, appoints co-founder of solarisBank as new CEO

Hot on the heels of being acquired by company builder Finleap, German SME banking upstart Penta has appointed a new CEO. Marko Wenthin, who previously co-founded solarisBank (the banking-as-a-service

Labster scores $21M Series B to bring VR to STEM education

Holded, the ‘business operating system’ for SMEs, gets €6M in Series A funding led by Lakestar

Weengs, the UK logistics startup for online retailers, collects £6.5M Series A

Spotinst, the startup enabling companies to purchase and manage excess cloud capacity, acquires StratCloud

Aidoc, the AI solution for medical imaging analysis, raises $27M Series B

Sweden’s Engaging Care raises €2.5M seed to scale patient communication and improve outcomes

Enterprise events management platform Bizzabo scores $27M Series D

Cytora secures £25M Series B for its AI-powered commercial insurance underwriting solution

Medbelle raises $7M to build out its ‘digital hospital’

LumApps raises $24M Series B for its ‘social intranet’

Trint, the AI-powered transcription service, closes $4.5M Series A

Shedul, the booking platform for salons and spas, raises $20M Series B at a $105M valuation

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

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