The finalists for the 2010 Crunchies Awards have been chosen. Over 243,000 votes were made across all categories and many outstanding achievements were discussed. Along with our partners GigaOm and VentureBeat, we are very proud to announce this year’s finalists for the best in technology for 2010.
Categories range from Best Social App and Best Mobile App to Best Angel of the year and Best New Startup or Product. Even Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange made the list, as well as first time nominees Quora and Instagram. Mobile apps dominate throughout and last year’s overall winner Mark Zuckerberg is up for CEO of the Year.
Voting begins now. Everyone is eligible and encouraged to vote. You may vote once per day, per award category, until voting closes on January 19, 2011 at 11:30pm PST. There are 20 award categories open for voting, recognizing the top accomplishments across a variety of fields and roles. If you are a finalist, create a badge and get your community excited about this honor and to vote for you as a winner.
To commemorate today’s announcement of the Finalists, we are excited to release our next set of tickets through Eventbrite. The release begins at 1pm PST so please act fast and get them while you can.
Here are your Finalists:
VC of the Year (individual)
Marc Andreessen & Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz
Roelof Botha, Sequoia Capital
Jim Breyer, Accel Partners
John Doerr, Kleiner Perkins
Yuri Milner, DST
Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures
The awards will be held at the Palace Of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco on January 21, 2011 at 7:30pm PST, with the after party following at the Exploratorium. As always, the tickets include access to the amazing after party until 11:30pm PST. We will have a fully-hosted bar, unlimited hors d’oeuvres, a fun gaming room, and many other exciting surprises.
If you would like to sponsor or support our events, please contact Jeanne Logozzo regarding sponsorship opportunities.
Good luck to all the Finalists. Let the voting begin!