Mr. Michael Arrington is a Co-Founder at Achex. He is a Co-Founder and served as a General Partner at CrunchFund. He is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of TechCrunch, a blog covering startups and technology news. He practiced as a corporate and securities lawyer at two law firms: O'Melveny & Myers and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. His clients included idealab, Netscape, Pixar, Apple and a number of startups, venture funds and investment banks. He also co-authored a book on initial public offerings. In 1999, he left WSGR to join RealNames as VP of Business Development and General Counsel. In 2000, he cofounded Achex, an online payments company, that was later acquired by First Data Corp for $32 million. Achex is now the back end infrastructure to Western Union online. He served as the Limited Partner at Benchmark Capital. Mr. Michael Arrington holds BA degree in economics from Claremont McKenna College and received his JD from Stanford Law School.