The great thing about Hardware Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt is – apart from the fact that it seems to grow bigger at event event – is the sheer variety of companies exhibiting.
There’s pretty much anything you can imagine, and only two feet can separate a robotics company from a mobile gadget. But it’s the opportunity investors look for I guess. Here’s a list of the companies featured in this… → Read More
With the rise of cheap and affordable manufacturing facilities, combined with new sources of financing such as crowd-funding, hardware startups are hot once again.
And there is no better evidence of this than a quick dash through the Hardware Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt last week in San Francisco.
We started with a new kind of connected coffee maker and ended with a startup that lets you… → Read More
Not only were there country pavilions at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco last week, but also themed ones like Hardware Alley and the Impact Pavilion.
Here, you could peruse startups in the themes of health, energy and transport, a few of which were put together by the Greenstart accelerator programme and Solar Mosaic.
We caught up with the guys to hear what they had on display.
Here… → Read More
The Chilean Pavilion joined the roster of other Latin American startups at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco last week.
Our task was to show you as many of them as we could in as short amount of time as possible – that meant a fast run through with a camera.
Thus we found companies doing facial recognition, ad retargeting, opinion polls, algorithmic trading and a social network for… → Read More
Argentina’s tech startups scene continues to bloom and we saw that at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.
Despite a still nascent VC scene, there’s plenty of talent, some key universities and a growing number of success stories.
Three Melons, the Argentinean game studio that created Bola Social Soccer, was recently acquired by Playdom for instance.
We did a fast dash through Startup… → Read More
The great thing about country-based pavilions at TechCrunch Disrupt is that one can see innovation and new tech companies coming from countries you might not have associated with startups before. As you will have read in this guest post by Eduardo Serrano last week, the shift toward emerging markets shows that Mexico is on its way up in tech. Mexico’s economy is growing 40 percent faster than… → Read More
After nearly three days and plenty of pitches, our list of 30 hungry startups was trimmed down until there were only seven startups left standing: Expect Labs, Gyft, Lit Motors, Prior Knowledge, Saya, YourMechanic and Zumper. Their task? To take the stage one last time in front of our amazing panel of expert judges — Mike Arrington, Roelof Botha, Chris Dixon, Eric Eldon, David Lee, Marissa… → Read More
Brazil is rapidly taking its place in the tech world as a fertile place for startups. Evidence of that was clear at TechCrunch Disrupt this week in San Francisco.
In order to give you a sense of the sheer scale of the Brazilian presence, we came up with a new format — rapid-fire one sentence pitches. Check it out. → Read More
This morning at TechCrunch Disrupt, I interviewed Uber CEO Kalanick backstage and got him to elaborate on a few things he mentioned during his interview earlier in the day — mainly on competition that Uber is seeing from new low-cost ride-sharing services like Sidecar and Lyft. One key takeaway is that Uber, too, could introduce its own ride-sharing model, likely testing it out in one of the 17… → Read More
Israel has been called “The Startup Nation” by some and, indeed, that was even the title of a fascinating book by journalists Dan Senor and Saul Singer.
Israel’s ability to churn out technology companies is the stuff of legend and, as usual, this year’s showing by companies from the country at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco is as strong as ever.
Here’s a run-through of the companies on… → Read More