Today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013, there was a brand new batch of startups on display in Startup Alley, and we hit the floor this morning to check them out. There was a healthy mix, including the Italian pavilion as well as a number of mobile and media startups and companies concerning themselves with privacy. → Read More
Woisio is a Turkish company being featured at Disrupt NY’s Startup Alley this year, and it’s a little like what watching television would be like if your friends took over the programming. At first glance, Woisio most closely resembles an everyday television programming lineup. There are a number of predefined channels that are organized by category, each of which streams a series of 15 minute… → Read More
TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 startup alley company Koupah is a fresh take on the tablet-based point-of-sale space, which is growing in popularity among SMBs who want a solution that’s flexible, extensible and less expensive than legacy POS-specific hardware systems. Koupah takes the model a step further by offsetting some or all credit card transaction fees with advertising. → Read More
Helsinki, Finland-based Ovelin is in the business of teaching people music using fun, easy games. The company is at Disrupt NY’s Startup Alley this year, demoing their latest game, GuitarBots, which is getting its full official launch after a soft launch earlier this year and a period of public beta testing. The game is like Guitar Hero, but will actually impart real skill, and runs in your… → Read More
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
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
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
Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco is full of disruptive companies, and it’s hard to pick a favorite.
But to give you a sense of the craziness, you need to tune in for just 5 minutes and check out these companies.
There’s plenty more where these came from and some more videos coming, including the country Pavilions. Stay tuned.
The companies covered here include: → Read More
It’s Day 2 in Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, and the startups just keep coming. This year’s Alley is bigger than it’s ever been, so it’s pretty tough to get through all the companies.
Indeed you could spend all day going through every single one, but we do our best to give you a flavour of the companies in a few bite-sized TechCrunch TV videos like this one. Enjoy!
The… → Read More
Instruments on iPads and Minority Report-style gesture applications. Yes the variety of startups exuded like an ectoplasmic goo from Startup Alley today, where the atmosphere was electric with people pitching their companies to the passing VCs, investors, and journalists.
There’s nothing like running around with a microphone and a camera crew to get these people on video, so that’s just what… → Read More
In amongst the 160 Startup Alley companies exhibiting in San Francisco each day of Disrupt, there are an enormous variety of companies. It’s possible to switch from a startup aimed at new moms to a new enterprise cloud start-up in the space of just 3 feet. And every time you will find something brand new.
Check out the video above for a whirlwind ride through some of the companies in the show… → Read More
Sure, Disrupt is jam-packed with tech celebs, VCs, and the drama of the Startup Battlefield. But there’s perhaps an even more precious gem lying within the massive venue: Startup Alley.
This year in San Francisco, we have more than 160 Startup Alley companies each day, with companies from Brazil, Israel, South Korea, Chile, Argentina, and even Vietnam. It’s our largest and most varied batch… → Read More
TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Alley is jam-packed with interesting startups and it’s always frustrating that we can’t get to film every single one. However, we do our best and you’ll find that Techcrunch Jordan Crook and I manage to get through plenty in this walk-through. Amongst the companies we caught were Wibbitz, UppSite, Tokkster, Drippler and Clinch.
You can view all of our Startup… → Read More
Every time I think TC Disrupt’s Startup Alley can’t get any better, it does. TC Europe Editor Mike Butcher and I ventured into the chaos, accosted at every turn by startups from across the world. We even had a startup, iLiftOff, fly all the way in from Mumbai on a 21-hour flight.
It’s almost a shame that we can’t have all the Startup Alley companies in the Battlefield, but at the same time… → Read More
Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt makes for a pretty grueling experience when so many companies are pitching every passer-by. But Jordan Crook and I went in feet first to check out some of the startups there. In scenes more reminiscent of tag-team pro-wrestling, or perhaps a sort of Startup relay race, we tag-teamed around and interviewed a bunch of them including Jaxx, Screach, Fanitics… → Read More