Crunchbase Chief Editor Speaks on the Rise of Technology and News Trends in America


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In this episode of Tales from the PROS, I chat with Alex Wilhelm, who is a writing guru and influencer working for years with top tech news and digital publications such as TechCrunch, The Next Web, and currently is Editor-in-Chief at Crunchbase. We discuss top technology trends in our country, the impact and difference between funded startups vs. organic startups. In addition, we talk about the growth and impact investors have on companies, validity of our news and media, and much more.

  Questions Asked:
  1. Tell us how you got into tech and business writing and now writing for some of the world's best digital publications.
  2. From all your research and writing experience on startups, corporations, and overall technology and business, where do you feel technology is headed in our economy?
  3. I've read some of your articles on startups, do you see any trends regarding their success, failures, or how easy or difficult it is to actually create a successful startup into a company?
  4. Jumping into investors, funding, and acquisitions, do you think startups and even companies in general are always relying on VC's and angel investors to keep them going or are you seeing organically growing companies as well?
  5. Let's jump a little here into the validity of news, how do you as a writer and editor ensure that everything written is indeed factual and not "fake news"?
  6. Do you have any tips for others writing online content to receive higher engagement?
  7. Where do you feel content and news is headed considering all this new technology like AI?
  Three How's:
  1. How do you define failure?
  2. How do you define entrepreneurship?
  3. How do you define success?