A catalyst for the next-generation of commerce, Braintree’s global platform powers payments for thousands of online and mobile commerce innovators including Airbnb, Uber, GitHub, Facebook and Pinterest. Merchants in 45 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia can accept payments in more than 130 currencies. Braintree’s v.zero SDK powers PayPal, including One Touch™ single-click purchasing, Venmo, Apple Pay, Android Pay, credit/debit cards, and Bitcoin across any device. Braintree was acquired by PayPal in 2013.
Catalonia Trade & Investment is a government agency, headquartered in Barcelona, dedicated to mutual trade and investments between Catalonia and the rest of the world. With over 35 locations globally, each office concentrates its efforts to areas of convergence within the local market-ecosystem. The Silicon Valley branch focuses on Catalonia’s strength in entrepreneurial innovation and disruptive startups –along with bilateral foreign direct investments.
Build an agile team and transform the way we communicate. Connect applications and processes to enhance customer engagement. Use Cisco Spark APIs to integrate and customize collaboration experiences. Add real-time communications to apps by using our voice and messaging APIs. Cisco’s open APIs are easy-to-use with access to 24/7 developer support, so you can build off of the platforms anytime from anywhere.
CES, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association, is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. For 50 years, CES has been the launch pad for new innovation and technology that has changed the world. CES stands for innovators and the promise and power of technology.
Crunchbase is the destination for discovering industry trends, investments, and news about hundreds of thousands of public and private companies globally. From startups to Fortune 500s, Crunchbase provides a business information platform that pairs powerful tools and applications to stay competitive and successful.
DISCOVER WESTWORLD. Meticulously crafted and artfully designed, The Delos Corporation invites you to a world of freedom, thrills and escape, a place where anything you desire is possible. Welcome to Westworld, where you can live without limits. Our hosts look forward to serving you. By appointment only.
Devpost powers hackathons and online software competitions, and promotes them to our large, global network of software makers. Organizations use our platform to grow their developer ecosystems (e.g. use their API, build on their platform, or use their data). Our customers include many big and small companies and every U.S. Federal Government agency. Devpost will power your in-person hackathon for free!
What if summer never had to end? Eternal Summer is a vision that with teamwork, diversity, design, data, and technology, we can build your dream technology company from an idea into a full-fledged company. We have done it before, and we would love to design and build your dream app with you. The sun never sets in the Eternal Summer.
EQT Ventures is a new European VC fund with commitments of over €566 million and offices in Stockholm, Amsterdam, London and Luxembourg. Fuelled by some of Europe’s most experienced company builders, EQT Ventures help the next generation of entrepreneurs with capital and hands-on support. EQT Ventures is part of EQT, a global leading private equity group, with over 140 investments and 70 exits.
Germany Trade & Invest is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. With more than 50 offices in Germany and abroad and its network of partners throughout the world, Germany Trade & Invest supports German companies setting up in foreign markets, promotes Germany as a business location and assists foreign companies setting up in Germany.
GGV Capital is a multi-stage venture capital firm driven by the thesis that the interconnectedness of the world’s two largest economies – the U.S. and China – would increase over time. We work with some of the world’s most iconic brands such as Alibaba, AirBnB, and Didi, and continue to focus on finding and helping founders build the next wave of global franchises.
Giants Enterprises, the entrepreneurial and non-baseball arm of the San Francisco Giants, helps businesses throw one-of-a-kind experiences at AT&T Park, PIER 48, The Yard at Mission Rock and beyond. Since 2000, Giants Enterprises has produced thousands of private and public events, including major concerts, sporting, entertainment and premium hospitality experiences. Intimate to expansive, jaw-dropping to heartwarming, we deliver events that are second to none.
Greylock Partners backs entrepreneurs who are building disruptive, market-transforming consumer and enterprise software companies. We invest in companies that define new markets, including Airbnb, AppDynamics, Cloudera, Docker, Dropbox, Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), Medium, Nextdoor, Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) and Workday (NYSE: WDAY).
Transform your business, enhance competitive advantage, and disrupt your industry by unlocking the potential within unstructured data. From gaining insights from text to automating interactions and analyzing images and video, tap into the power of Watson APIs to build your cognitive apps. Experiment with Watson APIs on Bluemix, IBM’s platform as a service (PaaS), with a free 30-day trial.
InvestHK is the government department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) responsible for Foreign Direct Investment, supporting overseas and Mainland businesses to set up and expand in Hong Kong. Its mission is to attract and retain foreign direct investment which is of strategic importance to the economic development of Hong Kong. Since its inception, the Department has helped thousands of companies set up or expand in Hong Kong.
With more than 10,000 teaching consultants in 80 countries,iTutorGroup is the world’s largest online education platform, providing real-time interactive language training and easy access to experts on demand through tens of millions of classes annually. iTutorGroup is launching its new global communications platform, LiveH2H, this year at TechCrunch. LiveH2H is dedicated to facilitating online communication, engagement, collaboration and education across the globe.
JETRO is a government-related organization promoting mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. JETRO San Francisco Office provides comprehensive support to Japanese start-ups and American companies looking for successful entry and expansion in the American and Japanese market.
The Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) is South Korea’s leading government agency overseeing the advancement of Korean creative content, domestically and internationally. KOCCA covers a wide range of Korea’s creative industries, including gaming, animation, character licensing, music, fashion and broadcasting. KOCCA actively advances these industries via production support, marketing and promotion, global expansion abroad, human capital development and cultural technology implementation.
Luma is the first WiFi system that surrounds your home with fast and secure internet and is customized to your home. Luma fills every room with fast, reliable WiFi and scans your network 24/7 for threats. Luma is a complete WiFi system that keeps everyone on the network safe, and gives you full control over your network. Finally, WiFi you’ll love!
Mamava designs solutions for nursing mamas on the go. We believe that all mamas deserve access to a private, clean, and – above all – dignified place to use a breast pump or breastfeed. Anywhere and anytime a mama may need it. Breastfeeding is a right, which no mama should be denied based on cultural, social, economic, or other circumstances.
The MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab Region, in partnership with Bab Rizk Jameel, is running the 3rd edition of “From the Arab World to Silicon Valley” program. Arab startups from various sectors experience Silicon Valley for a week-long immersive program during which entrepreneurs attend leading tech conferences, undertake trainings and have opportunities to meet with mentors and pitch their startups to industry leaders and investors.
National IT Industry promotion Agency (NIPA) is introducing Korea’s most promising startups and their innovative technologies to DisruptSF. NIPA is a Korean government agency devotes itself to incubating and promoting the Korean IT industry through finding of excellent IT startups with high capacity and technologies and offering of necessary support in their global expansion.
From incorporation to exit, Perkins Coie represents great companies across a wide range of industries and stages of growth—from start-ups to FORTUNE 50 corporations. Attorneys in our Emerging Companies & Venture Capital group represent clients in a variety of fast-moving industry sectors and have handled thousands of venture financings over the years. Visit us at www.perkinscoie.com and www.startupPerColator.com.
Toyota is thrilled to introduce the all-new 2017 Prius Prime, our most efficient and technologically advanced hybrid, for limitless possibilities—and adventures. TechCrunch guests are invited to enjoy The Impossible Quest, a customized VR experience inspired by legendary visual futurist Syd Mead. It’s an adventure that puts you in the driver’s seat of the Prius Prime for one unforgettable ride.
prooV solves PoC pains, for both enterprises and startups. It is the first ever Pilot-as-a-Service platform that enables enterprises and startups to easily connect and securely run PoCs, on remote testing environments. Leading brands such as General Electric, AIG, Coca-Cola (CBC) and more use prooV to discover and test innovative startup solutions in numerous verticals.
Reply specialises in the design and implementation of solutions based on new communication channels and digital media. Through its network of specialist companies, Reply supports some of Europe’s leading industrial groups in Telco & Media, Industry & Services, Banks & Insurance, and Public Administration to define and develop business models, suited to the new paradigms of Big Data, Cloud Computing, Digital Media and the Internet of Things.
Salesforce Ventures — Salesforce’s corporate investment group — invests in the next generation of enterprise technology to help companies connect with their customers in entirely new ways. Portfolio companies receive funding as well as access to the world’s largest cloud ecosystem and the guidance of Salesforce’s innovators and executives. Salesforce has invested in more than 150 enterprise cloud startups since 2009.
SAP Hybris as a Service (www.yaas.io) empowers businesses to keep up with rapidly changing market demands by offering ready to use business services. A built-in marketplace makes it simple for businesses to discover and consume services which augment their existing solutions; enabling them to deliver enhanced value to their customers in a faster and more cost effective way.
The Sequoia team helps a small number of daring founders build legendary companies. In partnering with Sequoia, companies benefit from our unmatched community and the lessons we’ve learned over 40 years working with Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison, John Morgridge, Jerry Yang, Elon Musk, Larry Page, Jan Koum, Brian Chesky, Drew Houston, Adi Tatarko and Jack Dorsey, among many others.
Headquartered in San Francisco, SoftBank Robotics America is driving the advancement of humanoid robotics forward and becoming a leader in the space. Our robots, Pepper and NAO, are used in over 70 countries worldwide and offer innovative applications for education, retail, health care, tourism, and hospitality. Formerly Aldebaran Robotics, SoftBank Robotics America’s is under the new SoftBank Robotics Holdings Corporation.
Taiwan Startup Stadium (TSS) is one of the coolest startup clusters in Asia, located in downtown Taipei. Under the mission to internationalize the Taiwan tech startup ecosystem, TSS serves as home base to Taiwan-based startups with both Taiwanese and international founders who are working to grow their businesses globally.
At Universe, our mission is simple: Bring people together in real life through events. Founded in Toronto in 2011, we’ve built a platform for people to discover and create events all over the world. Following unprecedented growth in 2014, we expanded our offices from Toronto to San Francisco and doubled the size of our team that’s dedicated to serving the needs of our organizers and fans. In 2015, Universe was acquired by Live Nation Entertainment and has continued its rapid growth, doubling the size of the team since the acquisition. In 2016, the company expanded to open offices in New York City and London England, to cover Europe. Together, we’ve built a community of over 32,000 event organizers and hundreds of thousands of fans who are the heart of our company.
Looking for Smart Services? You’ve found the country that is driven by the success of its innovative solutions. Its adaptable talent and experience in developing world-class solutions are the key factors that make Uruguayan companies an intelligent choice. Social/political stability and a developed tech-ecosystem characterizes Uruguay. Come to our pavilion! Meet and learn more about the LATAM leader in IT services.
Custom programs and events connecting ideas and innovation to reality and global relationships. With offices in Silicon Valley, Paris, Miami and Sao Paulo we’ve built a reputation for original content and seamless execution facilitating brands, companies, entrepreneurial start ups and incubators, world class universities and research institutes to create purposeful outcomes that meet the goals of our clients worldwide.
ZTE USA, a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, a global provider of mobile devices, telecommunication systems, and enterprise solutions. Operating since 1998, ZTE USA is dedicated to making cost-efficient, quality communication technology accessible to all. ZTE is ranked by independent industry analysts as the fourth-largest supplier of mobile devices in the U.S. overall, and second-largest supplier of prepaid devices.
Within J.P. Morgan Commercial Banking, we have bankers and credit professionals with long-term experience serving technology companies throughout their life cycles. By collaborating with us, your company gains access to our world-class commercial and investment banking resources, expansive global network and powerful technology platforms.
As the Venture Capital investment group of Qualcomm Incorporated, a world leader in next-generation wireless technologies, Qualcomm Ventures has been investing in technology companies since 2000. Qualcomm Ventures seeks to make strategic investments in technology companies across the globe that have the potential to dramatically transform our world.
As Japan’s sole National Research and Development Agency specializing in the field of information and communications technology, the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) is charged with promoting ICT sector as well as research and development in ICT, which drives economic growth and creates an affluent, safe and secure society.
AdSemble is the world’s first online marketplace where you can Name Your Own Price for a digital billboard advertisement. Start your bidding now at AdSemble.com.
Produced and distributed by American Public Media, The Marketplace Portfolio delivers national and international business, tech and finance news. Marketplace is currently broadcast across 780+ public radio stations across the country to more than 14 million listeners and digital consumers each week.
ATwater Tavern, Mission Rock’s new, enormous double-level restaurant and bar can’t be beat for blockbuster views of the Bay and AT&T Park. Specializing in San Francisco “classics” driven by seasonality and sustainability, Atwater Tavern menu favorites include fresh sucked oysters, local ceviche, cioppino and Santa Maria grilled tri-tip.
Silicon Dragon provides news, events and research covering innovation and investment hubs in the Silicon Valleys of the world. The 15,000-strong Silicon Dragon network includes entrepreneurs, emerging company executives, deal makers, venture capitalists, angel investors, crowd financiers, investment bankers and service providers from legal, accounting and management consulting firms.
Sock Club is an Austin TX-based company that designs and manufactures quality American-made socks to service their sock-of-the month club subscribers and a broad range of custom clients. Using the finest combed cotton and materials sourced in the Southeastern United States, Sock Club creates high-quality socks that feature modern-classic patterns. Enjoy 10% off a new Sock Club subscription by entering the code TECHCRUNCH at checkout, or receive 20 additional pairs on your custom sock order when you mention TechCrunch. Join the club at www.sockclub.com.