Disrupt NY

Announcing the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 agenda

TechCrunch Disrupt is set to return to San Francisco and we couldn’t be more excited about the show. Along with hundreds of exhibiting startups, and new a workshop series called “Off the Record,” Disrupt SF 2017’s main stage will feature an incredible lineup of speakers, panels, roundtables and …

Startups

Only 3 days left to save big on Disrupt SF tickets

Time to pay attention, would-be Disrupt SF 2017 attendees. Time is quickly running out if you want to get your hands on some deeply discounted tickets to the best startup show in the Bay Area. Now through Friday, August 18, tickets will run you just $1,995 each, a cool $1,000 off the final retail …

Startups

NGOs and nonprofits, apply to exhibit at TechCrunch Disrupt SF’s Startup Alley

Attention nonprofits and NGOs! Apply to showcase in Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt SF on Wednesday, September 20th.<p>In 2014, TechCrunch launched the Include Program to promote diversity within the tech world. As part of this program, TechCrunch invites select nonprofits and NGOs to exhibit in …

Startups

Join the conversation at Disrupt SF and save big before 8/18

The clock is ticking to get tickets to Disrupt SF 2017 at the lowest possible price. You have just four days left to save $1,000 by purchasing early-bird tickets to Disrupt for just $1,995 apiece, so get on over to our ticketing page to score your deeply discounted tickets before the price jumps to …

Startups

Mobalytics launches open beta of its gaming analytics coach

As the lines blur between eSports and traditional sports, Mobalytics wants to become your personal trainer.<p>Today, the LA-based startup, which took home the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield cup last year, is launching an open beta of its gamer performance tool.<p>The analytics/coaching startup is …

Technology

TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 will feature some of tech’s wildest success stories

Time is marching on — sometimes at an alarming rate — and we’re quickly approaching TechCrunch’s annual huge conference in San Francisco.<p>TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 is less than a month away at 48 Pier in San Francisco. This year’s lineup includes a stellar group of speakers, including Pinterest’s …

Startups

Why exhibit in Startup Alley at Disrupt SF?

Hey startups! Disrupt San Francisco (September 18-20) is just a few weeks away and registration is open for startups looking to showcase their product or company to thousands of people on the Disrupt floor. According to Crunchbase, startups that exhibited in Startup Alley at Disrupt SF 2016 raised …

Startups

Self Lender Raises $5M After Growing Its Customer Base 24x In A Year

<b>TL;DR:</b> <i>Austin’s Self Lender raises a $5 million Series A after seeing rapid customer growth following a pricing change.</i><p>This week, Self Lender, a …

Startups

Meet the feature pavilion startups at Disrupt SF

Every great Disrupt debuts fantastic startups and this September 18-20 Disrupt SF will be no exception. TechCrunch has selected 30 outstanding early-stage companies that will be featured in specific category Pavilions in Startup Alley and will present their products on our Showcase Stage during …

3D Modeling

Former Battlefield runner-up UnifyID announces $20M Series A

TechCrunch Disrupt alum UnifyID has the clear goal of changing the way we think about authentication. Instead of entering a username and password as the only line of defense to our computer systems, it wants us to rely on other data that comes from the phone in our pockets.<p>That smartphone has a …

Startups

Hear dispatches from the frontiers of security and privacy at Disrupt SF 2017

Your data is in demand: just about everyone, from hackers and scammers to multinationals and governments wants it. How can you keep it safe? How can we set limits on tracking, advertising, and the fast-advancing field of data-sucking AIs? And what does the situation look like from the side of the …

Privacy

Off The Record sessions will tackle the big topics at Disrupt SF

At TechCrunch Disrupt, thousands of rapt attendees watch great interviews onstage only to feel a bit disappointed. Why? They can’t get follow-up on the discussion afterwards to address their specific questions. So at Disrupt SF (Sept. 18-20) we are introducing a new twist for attendees who want to …

Machine Learning

Amid a tough field, Vyking.io wins the TechCrunch London Pitch-Off

Well the TechCrunch London Meetup + Pitch-Off in London is over for another year, and this one was arguably the best vintage ever in terms of quality of startups and the sheer enthusiasm from the attendees! Hundreds of startups entered the competition, creating a very competitive field.<p>We packed …

Startups

Experience the future of reality simulations at Disrupt SF 2017 with Unity and Improbable

Video games have never been <i>just games,</i> but as developers grow their ambitions, thanks to evolving, powerful game development tools, the line between real life and simulation has been growing much murkier. To hear more about what’s enabling these brave new virtual worlds, join us at Disrupt SF 2017 …

Game Development

Telegram agrees to delete terrorist content in Indonesia following partial block

Messaging app Telegram has agreed to block terrorist-related content in Indonesia after the government threatened to block the service over fears it was enabling terrorist communication.<p>The country’s Ministry of Communication and IT blocked the web-based version of the messaging service on Friday …

Indonesia

Meet the judges for the TechCrunch London Meetup + Pitch-off

On July 19 we’re hosting the London TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off — it’s our chance to formally connect with the UK’s great entrepreneurs and showcase some new up-and-coming startups.<p>We have a great lineup of judges who are going to listen to the startup pitches and crown the winner of the London …

Startups

Startup Battlefield applications for Disrupt SF close in 24 hours

The official countdown has begun, and we’re T-minus 24 hours until applications close for Startup Battlefield, Disrupt SF 2017. If you don’t submit your application by Monday, July 17 at 12 pm PT, well then, Houston, we have a problem.<p>Don’t miss your shot to launch your early-stage startup in San …

Startups

Startup Battlefield application deadline extended for Disrupt SF

Procrastinators rejoice — the application deadline for Startup Battlefield, Disrupt San Francisco 2017 has been extended until Monday, July 17 at 12 pm PT. That means you have two extra days to do whatever it takes to give your early-stage startup a shot at presenting on the main stage at Disrupt …

Startups

How to find the ‘right’ contacts at Disrupt SF

Everyone who has ever been to a tech conference knows the feeling: You’re excited to walk into a giant hall buzzing with people, but a heartbeat later you’re anxious and wondering, “Nuts, how am I ever going to find the people I really want to know?”<p>At many shows, there is no good answer except to …

Startups

TechCrunch London Pitch-Off: Here are the startups who’ll pitch!

On 19 July we’re hosting the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in London, in partnership with Unbound. — and it’s going to be great! Tickets are still available, so grab yours today.<p>You’ll get to see 10 companies pitching and fiercely competing for first place. These startups will have exactly one …

Startups

Score a prime 2-for-1 deal on Disrupt SF tickets today

It’s certainly hard to resist the siren song of online deals on Amazon Prime day, so while you’re at it, why not also grab a deal on a great tech conference – TechCrunch Disrupt SF.<p>Today only, we’re releasing a limited number of two-for-one Disrupt SF tickets – the lowest price available on …

Startups

Angels, Let's Improve The Funding Environment For Women Entrepreneurs

As were most people, I was horrified to read of the sexual harassment of women in tech startups in The New York Times. Two dozen women entrepreneurs spoke out in this article, and the stories keep coming. But I was also proud of and grateful to these brave women for telling their stories. Hopefully …

Venture Capital

Samsung’s Rumored Next Bet Faces an Amazon-Sized Challenge

Samsung's technological reach is formidable, shipping more phones than any other manufacturer. The company boasts nearly 23% of the global smartphone …

Samsung

Hear about China’s growing influence on startups at Disrupt SF 2017

The tech communities in China and the U.S. are now talking to each other more than ever. Some of the most ambitious deals involve both American and Chinese founders and investors. TechCrunch has noticed this cross-pollination effect, and we feel Disrupt should reflect this trend.<p>That’s why we’re so …

Startups

Women Get More Questions On Risk From Startup VCs Than Men Do--And Far Less Money

In the midst of revelations that many of tech’s leading women have long endured sexual harassment by investors, researchers have determined that the deck is also stacked against women when competing startups face VC scrutiny–and when the funding’s shelled out.<p>Last week, researchers from Columbia …

Startups

Apply for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF

You’ve questioned the status quo; you’re ready to shake things up. But does your innovative startup have what it takes to be the next Dropbox, Mint or Trello? It’s time to put your hard work to the ultimate test and apply to Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF. And frankly, who wouldn’t want to …

Startups

Building the Astra Beta: Lessons on bringing your first product to life when taking on a big problem

Breathing life into your startup’s first product is hard. You may have first-hand knowledge of the pain point, and a clear vision for what you are …

Entrepreneurship

TechCrunch Pitch-Off rocked Tel Aviv, winner OlfaGuard now heads to Disrupt

Last Wednesday TechCrunch hosted the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Tel Aviv, and a good time was had by all! Over 700 people packed into the Trask venue to see on-stage interviews and 10 companies pitching to win tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt.<p>The startups had only one minute to pitch their …

Startups

The incredible life of Mike Lynch, the Cambridge academic who sold his search startup to HP for $11 billion

Mike Lynch, the 52-year-old British tech Goliath behind one of Britain's most successful tech companies, is an ambitious, intellectual powerhouse.<p>Described as Britain's Bill Gates by The Sunday Times, Lynch has been under the spotlight ever since he sold his big data company, Autonomy, to HP for …

Just adding more women VCs won’t end the funding gap, and here’s why

The situation for existing women entrepreneurs seeking venture capital (VC) funding is in somewhat of a bleak state at the moment, with research …

Women Entrepreneurs