Disrupt

  • Bring Your Robot To Hardware Alley In London Next Month

    Bring Your Robot To Hardware Alley In London Next Month

    Your robot deserves to roam free. That’s why you should bring him/her/it to Hardware Alley at Disrupt London! The alley, which runs during the last day of Disrupt, features all of my favorite startups – the hardware ones – in glorious technicolor. What is Hardware Alley? It’s a celebration of hardware startups (and other cool gear makers) that features everything… Read More

  • Join Us In Hardware Alley At Disrupt London, Won’t You?

    Join Us In Hardware Alley At Disrupt London, Won’t You?

    Disrupt London is fast approaching and I’d love to see you in our amazing Hardware Alley. This even, which runs during the last day of Disrupt, features all of my favorite startups – the hardware ones – in glorious technicolor. What is Hardware Alley? It’s a celebration of hardware startups (and other cool gear makers) that features everything from robotic drones to… Read More

  • John Biggs Tours Hardware Alley

    A Random Walk Down Hardware Alley

    Last week at TC Disrupt I took to the aisles of Hardware Alley armed with a microphone and a full glass of cold brew, highly potent Jittery Joe’s coffee. The result is a series of pratfalls, horrible jokes, and lots and lots of interviews. I welcome you to watch as I make an absolute fool of my self while some amazing entrepreneurs show off their very cool things. Read More

  • 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    It’s been an exciting week for us here at TechCrunch with the Hackathon, Disrupt SF and Apple’s product launch all taking place within a few days. Here are 11 of our best stories from the past week (9/6-9/12). 1. Apple had a number of new product releases this week. We introduced you to the Apple Watch, the company’s highly anticipated first foray into the world of… Read More

  • And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 Is…Alfred!

    And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 Is…Alfred!

    After three days and incredible pitches from our 26 Battlefield companies (plus two Audience Choice winners), it’s now time to name the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 Battlefield champion. This year’s finalists included Alfred, Partpic, PatternEQ, Shipstr, Stack And Vinli – all amazing startups. But there can only be one winner who walks away with the Disrupt Cup – and… Read More

  • Watch The Live Stream For Disrupt Day 2 Right Here!

    Watch The Live Stream For Disrupt Day 2 Right Here!

    Day 2 of Disrupt SF 2014 is officially underway. Some of the most baller speakers we’ve ever had are ready to grace the stage. Are you ready? We open the morning with Dan Gilbert, then shift to a chat with Julia and Kevin Hartz from Eventbrite, and then to a fireside talk with a speaker who is no stranger to our stage, Marc Benioff. After lunch, our attention shifts to the Battlefield… Read More

  • Inside Startup Alley, Day 1

    Inside Startup Alley, Day 1

    As we kick into gear here on Day 2 of Disrupt SF, let’s take a look back at the companies that took part in yesterday’s Startup Alley here at the venue. The TechCrunch staff walked the area with a roving mic and camera to see just who was around, and what they were building. The Alley always has a diverse group of startups, so the following set of clips is a fun mix. Our own… Read More

  • FitLine Monitors Your App Usage Like A Fitness Tracker

    FitLine Monitors Your App Usage Like A Fitness Tracker

    FitLine is an app that collects your web and app usage and presents that data like the fitness tracking apps from Nike or Fitbit. It only collects how much time you’re spending on each activity at a high level, so it won’t know whose pictures you’re looking at on Facebook, just that you’ve had that tab open for 20 minutes. Read More

  • Announcing The New Convenience Economy Disrupt Panel With Blue Apron’s Matt Salzberg, Good Eggs’ Rob Spiro, And DoorDash’s Tony Xu

    Announcing The New Convenience Economy Disrupt Panel With Blue Apron’s Matt Salzberg, Good Eggs’ Rob Spiro, And DoorDash’s Tony Xu

    Convenience is one of those problems that almost any entrepreneur can tackle, whether you are running an expansive business like WunWun’s on-demand delivery for everything, or running a specifically tailored business like YourMechanic. But some entrepreneurs are looking at the problem of convenience and pairing it with universal needs. With that in mind, I’d like to introduce some… Read More

  • Liam Casey, AKA Mr. China, Will Join Us At Disrupt SF

    Liam Casey, AKA Mr. China, Will Join Us At Disrupt SF

    I am personally pleased to announce that Mr. China himself, Liam Casey, will appear on our TechCrunch Disrupt stage to talk about the rising tide for hardware startups. Casey has spent the last two decades in Shenzhen, China where he has become the go-to supplier for almost every major hardware manufacturer on the Fortune 100. He will talk to me about gear, gadgets, and his new accelerator… Read More

  • The End (Of Hardware Alley Submissions) Is Nigh

    The End (Of Hardware Alley Submissions) Is Nigh

    We need you at Hardware Alley. But we’re about to shut down submissions. You need to get cracking. We want you there. So maybe get a ticket? Or ask me for a free one if you’re bootstrapping? Either way, let’s do this thing. Remember: It’s a great time. You get to meet great founders and VCs, and I’d love to meet you. Hardware is my favorite thing in the world… Read More

  • Four Of The Best Investors In The Game Will Talk Trends At Disrupt SF

    Four Of The Best Investors In The Game Will Talk Trends At Disrupt SF

    We’ve had a lot of exciting guests cross our Disrupt stage — there was the time we had the HBO crew from Silicon Valley do an interview, and Ashton Kutcher is becoming a regular fixture, not to mention repeat appearances from Mark Zuckerberg and Marissa Mayer and Marc Benioff. But perhaps more exciting than anything is our investor panel, which pulls together some of the most… Read More

  • TurboRoo Wants You To Come To Hardware Alley

    TurboRoo Wants You To Come To Hardware Alley

    Little TurboRoo and I want to see you in San Francisco for Disrupt SF 2014, our annual celebration of all things startup. It’s a great time. You get to meet great founders and VCs, and I’d love to meet you. Hardware is my favorite thing in the world and you’re some of my favorite people. What is Hardware Alley? It’s a celebration of hardware startups (and other cool… Read More

  • PayPal Co-Founder Max Levchin To Speak At Disrupt SF 2014 About His Latest Startup, Affirm

    PayPal Co-Founder Max Levchin To Speak At Disrupt SF 2014 About His Latest Startup, Affirm

    We’re happy to announce that PayPal co-founder, Yahoo board member and self-proclaimed crypto-nerd Max Levchin will be returning to the Disrupt stage in September. Last year, Levchin spoke with TechCrunch co-editor Alexia Tsotsis about the NSA, lessons he learned from PayPal and his fertility app, Glow, which now is doing rather well. But Levchin just can’t sit still and… Read More

  • Bring Your Hardware To Disrupt SF

    Bring Your Hardware To Disrupt SF

    It’s summertime and the Hardware Alley love is easy. We want to see you in San Francisco for Disrupt SF 2014, our annual celebration of all things startup. It’s a great time. You get to meet great founders and VCs, and I’d love to meet you. Hardware is my favorite thing in the world and you’re some of my favorite people. Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon: Get Your Tickets!

    TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon: Get Your Tickets!

    We’ve got details regarding the upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon you’ll want to hear. You wouldn’t want to miss out on one of the greatest all-night hacking events on the planet, would you? The Disrupt Hackathon is the all-weekend event that kicks off TechCrunch Disrupt. Starting on Saturday, September 6th at 12:30pm, hackers will have 24-hours(ish) to build a… Read More

  • Monsieur the Robotic Bartender in a Box | Road to Disrupt

    How Monsieur Shook Up Disrupt SF With Its Bartending Robot

    And we’re back with episode two of our Road To Disrupt video series, which shows the good, the bad, and the ugly moments startups go through when competing in the Disrupt Battlefield competition. After enduring a few too many run-ins with the slow service at Applebee’s, the founders of Monsieur set out to shake up the bartending industry. In case you missed our coverage of the… Read More

  • Disrupt Finalist Boomerang Commerce Raises $8.5M Series A Round For Its Price Optimization Service

    Disrupt Finalist Boomerang Commerce Raises $8.5M Series A Round For Its Price Optimization Service

    Boomerang Commerce, one of our six finalists at the latest Disrupt in New York, today announced that it has raised an $8.5 million Series A round. The round was led by Madrona Venture Group and Trinity Ventures. Both investors will also take seats on the company’s board. The company helps large e-commerce retailers set their prices based on comparing their prices with competitors and… Read More

  • It’s Hardware Alley Time!

    It’s Hardware Alley Time!

    It’s Hardware Alleyin’ time and we want to see you in San Francisco for Disrupt SF 2014, our annual celebration of all things startup. It’s a great time. You get to meet great funders and VCs, and I’d love to meet you. Hardware is my favorite thing in the world and you’re some of my favorite people. What is Hardware Alley? It’s a celebration of hardware… Read More

  • The Road to Disrupt Preview

    Announcing ‘The Road To Disrupt’ Video Series

    Three times per year, TechCrunch activity converges in a flurry around the Disrupt conference for a few jam-packed days showing off the best and brightest in tech. The mornings at Disrupt are filled with sit-down interviews with some of the tech industry’s biggest established minds as well as its rising stars. And every afternoon, the Startup Battlefield gives the audience a glimpse into… Read More