TechCrunch writer Paul Carr resigned in a blaze of glory a week ago, writing a blistering blog post about the activities of the tech blog’s parent company, AOL.
But the writer has landed on his feet with a new stealth startup that just so happens to be backed by Zappos founder Tony Hsieh and CrunchFund founder and former TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington.
“Having Michael’s backing through CrunchFund is awesome for two reasons. First, I love working with him and am really happy to have the opportunity to do so again so soon after the whole TechCrunch/AOL debacle. And second, half of the money in the CrunchFund comes from AOL. I mean — ha! AOL!”
Carr isn’t saying what he’s doing, but the company will be based in Las Vegas as part of Hsieh’s “Downtown Project”
UPDATE: Meanwhile, Arrington has emerged with a new blog called “Uncrunched.” There’s very little content on the WordPress site, other than a post titled “Here I am” and a number of comments from readers.