Rip Empson is a writer, explorer, eager learner and part-time rabble-rouser -- whatever that means. He's worked as a senior associate at Morgenthaler Ventures and Canvas Venture Fund, and before venture capitalizing, Rip spent nearly four years at TechCrunch, the leading technology publication and media dynamo, where he covered startups.
Within the Whacky World Of Startups, Rip focused most of his attention on chronicling the rise of technology and ambush of innovation on health and education.
But between you and me, I hear he's especially passionate about any and all forms of disrupting -- particularly those that are disrupting the disruptable disruptions -- and anyone or anything that can quench his insatiable thirst for disrupt-a-lutions.
Rip has been quoted by various people at various times – some of them publications and probably super wicked famous people referencing his work – some of them people mistakenly re-tweeting him thinking he’s Rip Torn.
Is he a budding national treasure? You said it, not him.
As to what he’s doing right now? He’s either transferring his life savings from Scramble With Friends tokens to Bitcoin or vice versa. Hard to say, really.
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|Jan 29, 2014||TechCrunch - U.S. Justice Dept Joins The Target Credit Card Data Breach Investigation|
|Sep 22, 2013||TechCrunch - Why Startups Fail: A Postmortem For Flud, The Social Newsreader|
|Sep 11, 2013||TechCrunch - Health Tech Panelists Say VC Interest In The Sector Is Tentative But Growing|
|Aug 29, 2013||TechCrunch - Introducing Disrupt Office Hours Where You Can Meet TC Writers And Editors|
|Jun 12, 2013||TechCrunch - The Steve “jOBS” Biopic Will Finally Land In A Theater Near You On August 16|
|May 29, 2013||TechCrunch - Enterprise Collaboration Startup Bloomfire Takes On An Additional $2 Million From Silver Creek Ventures|
|May 9, 2013||TechCrunch - Web-Based Financial Terminal YCharts Raises $3.875M Round Led By Morningstar And Reed Elsevier Ventures|