And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2016 is… Mobalytics

At the very beginning, there were 25 startups. After three days of incredibly fierce competition, we now have a winner.

Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. They all presented in front of multiple groups of VCs and tech leaders serving as judges for a chance to win $50,000 and the coveted Disrupt Cup.

After hours of deliberations, TechCrunch editors pored over the judges’ notes and narrowed the list down to six finalists: BlazingDB, Carbon Health, EverlyWell, Mobalytics, Sqreen and UnifyID.

These startups made their way to the finale to demo in front of our final panel of judges, which included: Cyan Banister (Founders Fund), Roelof Botha (Sequoia Capital), Padmasree Warrior (NextEv), Susan Wojcicki (YouTube) and Matthew Panzarino (TechCrunch).

Applications for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt London are open now. Please check out our Startup Battlefield hub, apply and email Battlefield Editor Sam O’Keefe with any questions (

And now, meet the Startup Battlefield winner of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016.

Winner: Mobalytics

Mobalytics is a coach for competitive gamers, so they can discover their weaknesses and make adjustments for future success. E-sports is an incredibly promising market, making Mobalytics an encouraging company for this space.

Read more about Mobalytics in our separate post.

Runner-up: UnifyID

UnifyID thinks they have a way to kill the password. Instead of supplying a password, UnifyID builds an understanding of who you are, the devices you use and where you go, and builds a unique profile based on this to validate your identity.

Read more about in our separate post.