Congratulations To The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards Nominees, Voting Starts Now

Crunchies StatuesAfter a multitude of worthy nominations, TechCrunch and VentureBeat are proud to announce the 8th Annual Crunchies Awards nominees. The full list is below and voting begins now.

There are 20 award categories that recognize the top accomplishments across a variety of fields and roles. It’s going to be a tight competition with so much talent, so start voting now. Everyone is eligible and encouraged to vote. The rules state that you may vote once per day, per award category, until voting closes on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. PST. Winners will be announced at the Crunchies on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 7:30pm at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. Get your tickets here.

The Crunchies are the Oscars of the startup and technology world. The show highlights the best in tech from the previous year in an environment that’s both chic and fun. The hilarious T.J. Miller, who plays egotistical entrepreneur and tech guru Erlich Bachman on HBO’s Emmy-nominated hit show Silicon Valley, will be our host.

So join us on February 5, 2015, to see who in tech will take home their hard-earned statues.

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Best Technology Achievement
Apple Pay (Related posts)
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Rosetta Mission’s Comet Landing (Related posts)
SpaceX Lateral Booster (Related posts)
Stella Solar-Powered Car (Related posts)

Best On-Demand Service
Hotel Tonight (Related posts)
Lyft (Related posts)
Postmates (Related posts)
Shyp (Related posts)
Uber (Related posts)

Best E-Commerce Application
Casper (Related posts)
Flipkart (Related posts)
Honest Company (Related posts)
Instacart (Related posts)
Warby Parker (Related posts)

Best Mobile Application
Acorns (Related posts)
Storehouse (Related posts)
Strava (Related posts)
Venmo (Related posts)
Yik Yak (Related posts)

Fastest-Rising Startup
Lending Club (Related posts)
Product Hunt (Related posts)
Reddit (Related posts)
Slack (Related posts)
Yik Yak (Related posts)

Best Health Startup
Fitbit (Related posts)
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Rise (Related posts)
Theranos (Related posts)
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Best Design
1Password (Related posts)
Airbnb (Related posts)
Manual Camera App (Related posts)
Medium (Related posts)
Monument Valley (Related posts)

Best Bootstrapped Startup
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MailChimp (Related posts)
Meadow (Related posts)
Techmeme (Related posts)

Best Enterprise Startup
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Docker (Related posts)
GitHub (Related posts)
OpenDNS (Related posts)
Slack (Related posts)

Best International Startup
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Kik (Related posts)
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Spotify (Related posts)

Best Education Startup
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ClassDojo (Related posts)
Coursera (Related posts)
Kano (Related posts)
Khan Academy (Related posts)

Best Hardware Startup
DJI (Related posts)
Fitbit (Related posts)
GoPro (Related posts)
Oculus VR (Related posts)
Xiaomi (Related posts)

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
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Giphy (Related posts)
Kim Kardashian: Hollywood (Related posts)
Threes (Related posts)
Twitch (Related posts)

Biggest Social Impact
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Tim Cook’s Brick (Related posts)
Twitter (Related posts)

Angel of the Year
Cyan and Scott Banister (Related posts)
Ashton Kutcher (Related posts)
Alexis Ohanian (Related posts)
David Tisch (Related posts)
Kickstarter Backers of Oculus VR (Related posts)

VC of the Year
Marc Andreessen & Ben Horowitz (Andreessen Horowitz) (Related posts)
Peter Fenton (Benchmark) (Related posts)
Jim Goetz (Sequoia Capital) (Related posts)
Aileen Lee (Cowboy Ventures) (Related posts)
Peter Thiel (Founders Fund) (Related posts)

Founder of the Year
Stewart ButterfieldEric CostelloCal Henderson  and Serguei Mourachov (Slack) (Related posts)
John and Patrick Collison (Stripe) (Related posts)
Elizabeth Holmes (Theranos) (Related posts)
Brian Acton and Jan Koum (WhatsApp) (Related posts)
Mikkel Svane, Alexander Aghassipour and Morten Primdahl (Zendesk) (Related posts)

CEO of the Year
Marc Benioff ( (Related posts)
Tim Cook (Apple) (Related posts)
Drew Houston (Dropbox) (Related posts)
Travis Kalanick (Uber) (Related posts)
Marissa Mayer (Yahoo) (Related posts)

Best New Startup of 2014
Bellhops (Related posts)
OnePlus (Related posts)
Product Hunt (Related posts)
Shyp (Related posts)
Slack (Related posts)

Best Overall Startup of 2014
GoPro (Related posts)
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Stripe (Related posts)
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Uber (Related posts)