TechCrunch's Potential Conflict of Interest Problems

Editor's investments may affect the way it covers startups


It looks like TechCrunch could soon have to deal with big conflict of interest issues thanks to its editor's recent investments.

Michael Arrington, the blog’s founder and editor, announced in a post on Wednesday that after a two-year hiatus from making angel investments in tech startups—which he stopped because of “distracting” accusations of conflicts of interest from competitors—he has resumed actively investing in tech startups and become a limited partner in two venture funds. 

The problem is that if Arrington is considering investing in a startup, he and his blog can’t cover the company.

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