It was a night for the ages. At the 7th Annual Crunchies Award show, Kickstarter beat out CloudFlare, Snapchat, Twitter and Uber, and walked away with the Crunchie for Best Overall Startup. Chris Sacca won the Crunchie For Angel Of The Year, Dropbox’s Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi won Founder of the Year, and Tinder took home Best New Startup.
At the start of the show, John Oliver proclaimed, partly in jest, there are no losers at the Crunchies. “All the companies nominated are not losers,” Oliver states as only he can, “there are only companies that just failed to win.” We’re proud of all the nominees and applaud all the crazy innovations that startups and founders are constantly developing.
Best Technology Achievement
Apple A7 Processor – Runner-up
Bitcoin – Winner
Planet Labs low-cost satellites
Founder of the Year
Arash Ferdowsi & Drew Houston (Dropbox) – Winner
David Karp (Tumblr)
Aaron Levie (Box) Lee Holloway , Matthew Prince & Michelle Zatlyn(CloudFlare) – Runner-up
Deena Varshavskaya (Wanelo)