Start Nominating Now For The 5th Annual Crunchies Awards

It’s that time of year again when we start taking nominations for the fifth annual Crunchies Awards, the annual celebration of startups and technology. Once again we are co-hosting the awards with GigaOm and VentureBeat. We are moving to a new, bigger location—the Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, which can seat over 2,000 people. The event will take place on January 31, 2012.

But who will be there? Well, that’s where you come in. Nominate the most deserving startups, founders, and investors across 20 categories from Best New Startup to Best Mobile App. We are taking nominations until midnight PT on December 13, 2011. You can nominate one company or person per category per day, but otherwise can nominate as much as you want. (You can read all the rules here).

Who do you think will make it this year? Square, Spotify, Dropbox, Airbnb, Pinterest? Who is the best angel investor? Who is the best CEO? What is the most impressive technology achievement of the year (Siri or something else)? You tell us.Put your own nominations in now. Details and full list of categories (with last year’s winners) are below:

The 5th Annual Crunchies Awards

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA

7:30pm – midnight – Awards Ceremony and After Party
A night of celebration with festive attire.

Tickets will be released in batches starting early December. Davies Symphony Hall can seat over 2,000 attendees, double the size of previous Crunchies Awards.

Nominations open: Friday, November 18th
Nominations close: Tuesday, December 13th at 11:59pm PST
Finalists announced: early January

Our sponsors help make the Crunchies happen, if you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities during the ceremony or after-party, please contact Jeanne Logozzo at

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List of Categories:

Best Technology Achievement (2010: Google Self Driving Cars)

Best Social Application (2010: DailyBooth)

Best Shopping Application (2010: Groupon)

Best Mobile Application (2010: Google Mobile Maps for Android)

Best Local Application (new 2011)

Best Tablet Application (2010: flipboard)

Best Design (2010: gogobot)

Best Bootstrapped Startup (2010: addmired)

Best Cloud Service (new 2011)

Best International Startup (2010: Viki)

Best Clean Tech Startup (2010: SolarCity)

Best New Device (2010: ipad)

Best Time Sink (2010: Cityville)

Biggest Social Impact (new 2011)

Angel of the Year (2010: Paul Graham)

VC of the Year (2010: Yuri Milner)

Founder of the Year (2010: Mark Pincus)

CEO of the Year (2010: Andrew Mason)

Best New Startup of 2010 (2010: Quora)

Best Overall Startup of 2010 (2010: Twitter)

Check out additional event coverage from our partners: GigaOm and VentureBeat.