TechCrunch writer MG Siegler is following his old boss, Michael Arrington, to his new venture fund, Crunchfund.Arrington announced the move a few minutes ago, and TechCrunch editor in chief Erick Schonfeld confirmed it in a follow-up post. Siegler will continue to write an Apple column for TechCrunch “on an outside basis,” says Schonfeld.
It’s a loss for TechCrunch — Siegler broke a lot of news there, including (in the last few months) the first hands-on with the Amazon Kindle Fire, and a number of big-deal Facebook updates that still haven’t been publicly announced, although they’re supposedly coming this week.
As John Cook of Geekwire just pointed out, Siegler isn’t the first to make this jump: Michael Moritz of Sequoia Capital once worked as a journalist at Time Magazine before becoming a VC. That was in 1986.
Update: Here’s what Siegler himself has to say about it.