TechCrunch launches Extra Crunch, a paid premium subscription product offering
After covering the technology and startup worlds for nearly 15 years, today TechCrunch launches its first paid premium subscription product offering called Extra Crunch. Unlike the regular content on TechCrunch.com, Extra Crunch goes beyond the news. It provides exclusive membership experience with all of the tools and information readers need, from deep dives into unicorn companies to expert advice for founders solving the day-to-day challenges of getting their startup off the ground.
According the announcement, subscribers will get exclusive content, as well as a pair of exclusive site features such as Rapid Read mode, which allows users to digest more of TechCrunch’s report in a quicker fashion. Extra Crunch membership includes:
- Exclusive articles and deep dive analysis into established unicorn companies;
- New tools such as Rapid Read mode and List Builder to help streamline the user experience;
- Access to an active community of founders and experts;
- Member-only benefits at TechCrunch events;
- Conference calls with industry leaders on trending news, including earnings previews, IPO breakdowns and tentpole moments.
Extra Crunch membership is for $15 per month or $150 per year in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, and Spain, with plans to expand further later this year. While Extra Crunch is built within the TechCrunch product, regular content on TechCrunch.com remains free to readers.
“Based on feedback from our community we understood there was a gap in the market; our audience wanted more. With our unique lens in the tech ecosystem TechCrunch can fill that gap, offering our insight, research, data sets, special access at events and most importantly the expertise of our renowned journalists,” said Ned Desmond, COO of TechCrunch. “Extra Crunch provides a membership experience we believe will be unlike any other in the space. It is an incredible tool for our diverse audience from tech enthusiasts, to founders, to those hoping to learn more about the industry.”
TechCrunch was founded in 2005 by Michael Arrington before it was later acquired by AOL, now a Verizon company. It’s a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news. Its network of websites now reach over 15 million unique visitors globally and, on average, draws more than 27 million views per month. CrunchBase, TechCrunch’s open database about start-up companies, people and investors, has become the leading statistical resource for technology companies and transactions. The company hosts major conferences and events, including the Disrupt series and various meet-ups worldwide serving as community platforms for industry conversation and collaboration.
Users can visit techcrunch.com/subscribe to sign up for Extra Crunch today.