I was a senior writer at TechCrunch, where I worked from 2008-2012. I co-created and hosted their show TC Cribs, co-hosted a talk show with Google Ventures Partner MG Siegler, and appeared at many events. I've seen a lot of startups and a lot of pitches. I also regularly host the Startup Battlefield portion of the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, which features pitches from dozens of startups.
For a sort of synopsis of my time at TechCrunch, see this interview I did with Hunter Walk, which includes a kind introduction from TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington.
These days, I'm mostly working on my own projects. I've done consulting to pay the bills — but it’s a logistical pain and also introduces long-term mental overhead. With these Google Helpouts chats, I can give plenty of advice quickly while eliminating most of my own pain points (Google handles scheduling, payment, and so on). Better yet, I can reach more startups at a more affordable price (I’m not cheap, obviously, but this is less than what I’ve charged my ’traditional’ consulting clients).
You can find additional writing and updates on what I'm working on at my personal site, jasonkincaid.net