For those of you who were looking for an extra few days, the deadline for submitting applications to be a part of the Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2014 has been extended to February 27 at 5 p.m. PST.
Previous TechCrunch Battlefield contestants are now part of a growing “mafia” that’s already raised around $2.4 billion. And within the 12 months after competing in Battlefield competitions, these companies raised $520 million, or about $5.2 million per company on average.
Moreover, many of them land on the acquisition radar of companies, such as Google, Salesforce, Yahoo and, yes, even our parent company, AOL. Just three days ago, Google acquired SlickLogin, which launched as part of the Battlefield at Disrupt SF last year.
I have been talking to many startups and entrepreneurs in Asia over the past two months across countries such as India, Australia and Singapore, and have noticed their excitement over showcasing their ideas in the Battlefield. It’s also encouraging to see the progress of two of the Disrupt Beijing finalists — Moglue and Orderwithme — have been making. Other notable startups from Asia who have been part of the Battlefield more recently include Health2Sync, Modbot and Fin.
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