10th Annual Crunchies Awards

February 6, 2017 | San Francisco War Memorial Opera House

Until The Crunchies Begin

Our Annual Celebration of Startups and Technology

TechCrunch kicks off 2017 with the 10th Annual Crunchies Awards Show, the award ceremony to recognize and celebrate the most compelling startups, internet, and technology innovations of the year. Doors open at the San Francisco Opera House at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm.


San Francisco War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109

Our Crunchies Host


Chelsea Peretti can be seen as “Gina Linetti” on FOX comedy “Brooklyn Nine Nine.” She has appeared on “Louie,” “Kroll Show,” and “Tosh.0″ and plays multiple characters on Adult Swim’s “China, IL.” Her half hour “Comedy Central Presents” aired in 2011. One of Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch, Comedy Central’s “Hotlist” comedians, and Vanity Fair’s 2013 Comedy Issue comedians, Chelsea was also named one of TIME Magazine’s 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013.

She is actively followed on Twitter as @chelseavperetti and instagram as: chelsanity.

Crunchies After Party

Following the Crunchies Awards, the War Memorial Opera House will provide a festive playground for this year’s After Party. As always there will be a hosted bar, hors d’oeuvres, networking and other fun surprises. The After Party begins immediately following the ceremony until 11:00PM. Admission to the party is included with a purchase of a Crunchies Awards ticket.


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10th Annual Crunchies Finalists

Hot New Startup
A startup founded or publicly launched this year

Prelude Fertility

Best Startup
A star startup in all categories


Best Startup Video
Best launch or explanatory video

Snapchat Spectacles

Best Technology
An exceptional recent technological achievement

Blue Origin
Facebook solar plane
SpaceX Falcon 9 Landing
Tesla Solar Roof

Best App
A recent standout that has earned a place on your home screen

Pokémon GO

Hardware of the Year
Breakout hardware product of the year

Bevel Trimmer
Doppler Labs Here One
June Oven
Markforged Mark Two
Snapchat Spectacles

TechCrunch Include Award
An organization or individual that has advanced inclusion in tech

Change Catalyst
Mission Bit
Project Include
Tony Prophet, Salesforce

Social Impact
Excelling in using technology to advance social impact

A Vision for Black Lives
Kapor Center for Social Impact
Oakland Digital
Signal Protocol
We The Protesters

Founder of the Year
A founder that has made a statement in leadership or execution this year

Jeff Lawson, Twilio
Jessica O. Matthews, Uncharted Play
Morgan DeBaun, Blavity
Ryan Petersen, Flexport
Tristan Walker, Walker & Company

Angel Investor of the Year
A breakout portfolio

Carine Magescas
Eric Paley
Fabrice Grinda
Naval Ravikant
Troy Carter

VC of the Year
An investor whose bets on founders and companies have borne fruit this year

Aydin Senkut, Felicis Ventures
Byron Deeter, Bessemer Venture Partners
Kirsten Green, Forerunner Ventures
Stuart Peterson, ARTIS Ventures
Tony Florence, NEA


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