Secret Co-Founder David Byttow Preps New Enterprise Startup After Stint At Medium

david-byttow3 Though his last startup flamed out, Secret co-founder David Byttow is ready to take another shot alongside former Secret designer Ben Lee. TechCrunch has learned the new startup will be in the enterprise space and won’t be based around anonymity. An image attained by TechCrunch shows Byttow told Facebook friends late last week that he’d been working at Medium on its upcoming October… Read More

The Secret About Rich Founders And Ferraris

9129393830_95887da914_o By now, the outrage machine is in full bore over the shutdown of Valley darling Secret. The once high-flying app, which allowed you to anonymously share details with your friends and the wider world, eventually sputtered in its growth, leading its founders to shut it down yesterday.
Startups fail all the time, but what made this one special was that the founders, David Byttow and Chrys… Read More

Flappy Bird, The Problem With Everyone, And My Baptism By Chauffeured Bus

2393905511_f5167774aa_o This column is my 100th for TechCrunch. Although I write weekly, I like to think that each post ages me roughly one year, or at least doubles Uber’s valuation (you’re welcome – you may send my equity check in the mail). No one ever told me that I would get grey hair from this job not from deadlines, but from writing about an industry that is at best, completely insane. Of… Read More

Secret Is Working On New Apps, Won’t Shut Down Original Product

Secrets Secret Inc. — makers of the”anonymish” app Secret, which lets users post notes to friends, friends-of-friends, or those in their vicinity without revealing their identities — crashed through the highs and lows of startup life in the last year, generating a lot of interest and notoriety for its gossipy, eponymous app, and then almost as quickly disappearing off the… Read More

Secret Is Working On New Apps, Won’t Shut Down Original Product

Secrets Secret Inc. — makers of the”anonymish” app Secret, which lets users post notes to friends, friends-of-friends, or those in their vicinity without revealing their identities — crashed through the highs and lows of startup life in the last year, generating a lot of interest and notoriety for its gossipy, eponymous app, and then almost as quickly disappearing off the… Read More