Announcing The 9th Annual Crunchies Finalists
After a multitude of worthy nominations, TechCrunch is proud to announce the 9th Annual Crunchies Awards finalists. Take a peek below at the full list of finalists for each award category.
There are 12 categories that recognize a variety of significant accomplishments by the startup community, ranging from Fastest Rising Startup and Best Founder to our inaugural Include Diversity Award.
When it comes to final voting, we are making a big change this year. We have formed a 100-person Crunchies Board to pick the winners by secret, paper ballot. The Crunchies Board will include TechCrunch editors, alongside entrepreneurs, investors and other tech notables. An independent third party, the law firm Perkins Coie, will administer and tally the ballots as well as keep the results secret until we announce the awards on stage.
Winners will be announced at the Crunchies on Monday, February 8, 2016, at 8pm at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House 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, and the after party will be in full force again this year, with hosted bars and a great crowd.
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Best New Startup
Best Overall Startup
Fastest Rising Startup
Best Technology Achievement
Apple’s 3D Touch
SpaceX Falcon 9
Tesla Over-the-Air Autopilot
Best Mobile App
Devialet Phantom speaker
Samsung Gear VR
Include Diversity Award
Kimberly Bryant, Black Girls Code
Joelle Emerson, Paradigm
Laura Weidman Powers, Code2040
Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Trans*H4CK
Biggest Social Impact
Freada Kapor Klein & Mitch Kapor
Founder of the Year
Angel Investor of the Year
Scott and Cyan Banister
VC of the Year
Sonali De Rycker
CEO of the Year