This man is very happy. He’s Tomas Soukup, one of the contestants in last night’s PragueCrunch pitch-off and a proud drinker of fine Czech beer. He is just one of the cool people we met in Prague last night.
The pitch-off, judged by Yao Huang of the Hatchery, our own Natasha Lomas, and Andrej Kiska of Credo Ventures, also made this man very happy. We listened to eight startup founders, Soukup’s included, talk about their products. The pitches, limited to 90 seconds, were solid and the questions were fair but tough.
And, in the end, we had one winner. Cloudfender is a security platform that assesses the safety of your data in the cloud. It lets you track files across services, ensure no one is peeking at your data, and even cut out malware when it senses it in your network. It works across platforms and with most cloud services. They will receive a Startup Alley table at TechCrunch Disrupt SF or London.
Runner-up and winner of two tickets to Disrupt London or SF was ChatGrape.com. It offers an all-in-one management tool for teams that lets you find applicable documents, emails, and data in the context of chat.
Here is the full list of startups. All of them were solid and ready to ship and it was great to be able to see their founders in action. Thanks for making PragueCrunch a success and we’ll see you next year!
WhatWine – An app that lets you take a picture of a wine list and get immediate recommendations and reviews.
Print Axe – Finds excess printing capacity and allows you to take advantage of local printing services.
Portadi – Is password management for teams. You can add and remove team members from app access from one portal. (That’s him with the beer up there.)
Visionare – Visionare is a goal setting app and website which allows you to draw from the experience of people who have already achieved your dreams.
Liftago – Liftago is giving existing taxi market a chance to survive and to connect to on-demand transportation of the future.
StartMonday – Snapchat for jobs: a mobile and web app where job seekers send short video introductions to employers instead of just a CV.