• TechCrunch Giveaway: 20 Anki DRIVE Starter Kits And Free Ticket to The Crunchies

    The team over at Anki is so thrilled about being a Crunchie Award finalist for “Best New Startup of 2013″ that they’ve decided to show their appreciation to our readers by spreading the Anki love and giving away Anki Drive starter kits (each valued at $199.95) to 20 lucky people. Read More

  • Last Call To Vote For The Crunchies

    Last Call To Vote For The Crunchies

    Voting is about to close for The 7th Annual Crunchies Award. You have until Sunday 26, 2014 at 11:59 pm PST to throw your support behind your favorite startups, technology, apps, founders and venture capitalists. Will Mark Zuckerberg will CEO of the Year again? Is GitHub still the overall startup? Which new technology was the best of 2013? It’s all up to you. Vote here. Read More

  • John Oliver To Host The Crunchies

    John Oliver To Host The Crunchies

    We’re excited to announce the return of John Oliver, former Daily Show correspondent and current bon vivant, at our annual Crunchies event in San Francisco on February 10, 2014. That’s right: Oliver will be back to give the Valley the loving drubbing it deserves. Watch the best bits from last year’s show right here. John Oliver has been a writer and correspondent on… Read More

  • Announcing The 2013 Crunchies Finalists, Vote Now

    Announcing The 2013 Crunchies Finalists, Vote Now

    After a rush of nominations, TechCrunch and our partners GigaOm and VentureBeat, are proud to announce the the 7th Annual Crunchies Awards finalists. The full list is below and voting begins now. There are 20 categories in all ranging from Fastest Rising Startup and Sexiest Enterprise Startup to Founder of the Year. This year we’re introducing the Best Health Startup to the Crunchies mix. Read More

  • Crunchies Sizzle Reel

    Want To Win A Crunchie? Nominations Close Sunday

    Every year the Crunchies, our annual awards show, defines what it means to be a startup. We bring the scrappiest, hard-workingest, and most amazing startups onstage and celebrate them at one of the most amazing events of the year. But we can’t celebrate you if you’re not nominated. Time is running out to nominate your favorite startup, founder, CEO and technology of the year. Read More

  • Announcing The 7th Annual Crunchies Awards

    Announcing The 7th Annual Crunchies Awards

    The glitz. The glamour. The nerds. It’s nearly time for the 7th Annual Crunchies Awards, where TechCrunch, Gigaom, and VentureBeat put aside the day-to-day blood sport of blogging and celebrate the best of technology. As in years past, the collective tech blog community will give awards to the best and brightest startups, founders, investors and thought leaders in our industry. There are… Read More

  • Backstage With SoundCloud

    SoundCloud CEO Alex Ljung On Building A Startup With An International Footprint [TCTV]

    All too often, tech startup founders feel like they have to move their headquarters to an industry hub such as the San Francisco Bay Area in order to really be successful. But while it’s good to be in touch with the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley or New York City, there can also be big benefits to building your startup outside of these typical tech epicenters. A great example of this… Read More

  • VC of the Year Peter Thiel

    Peter Thiel On His ‘Super-Futuristic’ Focus And The Chess Strategy Founders Should Know [TCTV]

    Peter Thiel, the tech industry magnate known among other things for co-founding PayPal and investing very early in Facebook, took home the VC of the Year award at the 6th annual Crunchies this week for his individual investments and his work with Founders Fund, the San Francisco venture capital firm he co-founded in 2005 focused on companies with “revolutionary technologies.” I… Read More

  • Airbnb’s Brian Chesky: ‘We Used To Create Content Online. Now We Create Industries’

    Airbnb’s Brian Chesky: ‘We Used To Create Content Online. Now We Create Industries’

    Airbnb was one of the trailblazers of the sharing economy, and so, when CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky today accepted the award for best collaborative consumption service — the first time the category has been a in the Crunchies — he dedicated the award to everyone: “I want to share this award with all of you,” he said. Read More