The PandoDaily tech blog has removed CrunchFund partners Michael Arrington and MG Siegler as contributors. PandoDaily has also removed Arrington from the board of directors. Arrington said “This wasn?t a complete surprise to me, the company notified me last week that they weren?t happy that I and MG Siegler (my partner at CrunchFund) were going to speak at TechCrunch Disrupt this coming May.”
The reason why Arrington is speaking at Disrupt is because of a contractual agreement and because Siegler and Arrington “still love TechCrunch.”
“A startup is a stressful thing and entrepreneurs need to make quick strategic decisions on how to move forward in an ever evolving environment. Even when I?m being thrown out, I support the entrepreneur. If Sarah feels that they?re better off without our involvement, I support her completely. Our friendship goes back years and years. It can, I hope, withstand this hiccup,” added Arrington.