In our new conference venue at Pier 48, 26 battlefield competitors (and two Audience Choice winners) have pitched their hearts out onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF these past two days. It’s been a nerve-wracking process for these founders, as they presented their business ideas to some of the most accomplished people in our industry who gave feedback on whether those ideas are worthy.
While their founders are all talented and hardworking, only 23 percent of those startups will move on to the final Battlefield round tomorrow. Our Disrupt SF 2014 Battlefield Finalists are Alfred, Partpic, PatternEQ, Shipstr, Stack and Vinli, in alphabetical order.
Tomorrow, those six startups will present in front of our esteemed Finals Judges: Roelof Botha (Sequoia Capital), David Lee (SV Angel), John Lilly (Greylock Partners), Marissa Mayer (Yahoo), Keith Rabois (Khosla Ventures) and Kevin Rose (North, Google Ventures).
And in the end, there will be only one. And that one will take home the Disrupt Cup and $50,000 in cash. Check them out for yourself.
Alfred is the first service layer on top of the shared economy that manages your tasks across multiple on-demand and local services.
Partpic is visual search for replacement parts.
PatternEQ is an advanced analytics platform that provides analysts data mining capabilities without having to rely on data scientists.
Shipstr streamlines the complex, opaque, unreliable, time-consuming and expensive international shipping industry through a cloud-based aggregation platform.
Stack is the first responsive lighting solution that produces the right tone of light and brightness to maximize comfort and energy savings.
Vinli is the first truly open platform that enables developers to build applications and services for vehicles.