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  • Hear about China’s growing influence on startups at Disrupt SF 2017

    Hear about China’s growing influence on startups at Disrupt SF 2017

    The tech communities in China and the U.S. are now talking to each other more than ever. Some of the most ambitious deals involve both American and Chinese founders and investors. TechCrunch has noticed this cross-pollination effect, and we feel Disrupt should reflect this trend. That’s why we’re so excited to host some of the best Chinese companies and investors at Disrupt SF… Read More

  • Tickets are now available for the TechCrunch Summer Party at August Capital

    Tickets are now available for the TechCrunch Summer Party at August Capital

    The TechCrunch Summer Party is a thing of tradition and we hope you can make it out this year. As in years past we’ll gather on the spacious grounds of August Capital in Menlo Park and enjoy an evening of cocktails and the spirit of entrepreneurship. Read More

  • The Columbus meetup is happening tonight but the location changed

    The Columbus meetup is happening tonight but the location changed

    I’m in Columbus this week and I thought we could have a quick meetup in advance of Disrupt SF in September. We’ll be meeting on Thursday at 5pm at the Standard Hall (please note the new location). You can RSVP here. There is limited space so please pick up a ticket early. We’ll have a quick pitch-off in preparation for Disrupt SF and 10 companies will have 90 seconds to pitch… Read More

  • Meet the 4 projects competing at TC Sessions: Robotics’ pitch-off

    Meet the 4 projects competing at TC Sessions: Robotics’ pitch-off

    TechCrunch is pleased today to announce the companies and judges participating in the pitch-off at TC Sessions: Robotics. This is going to be great. New life is important. And while TC Sessions: Robotics features the best engineers and companies in the robotics field, we’re excited to host a small pitch-off that will pit four budding companies against each other in a bid to exhibit… Read More

  • Startups, I’d like to meet you in Columbus

    Startups, I’d like to meet you in Columbus

    I’m in Columbus this week and I thought we could have a quick meetup in advance of Disrupt SF in September. We’ll be meeting on Thursday at 5pm at the Wolf’s Ridge Tap Room. You can RSVP here. There is limited space so please pick up a ticket early. We’ll have a quick pitch-off in preparation for Disrupt SF and 10 companies will have 90 seconds to pitch and then have a… Read More

  • African trading platform WaystoCap raises $3M right after graduating Y Combinator

    African trading platform WaystoCap raises $3M right after graduating Y Combinator

    Cross-border commerce platform WaystoCap has raised new funding to expand its reach in Africa, the startup confirmed to TechCrunch today. A recent graduate from the Y Combinator accelerator program in the U.S., WaystoCap is an online destination for buyers and sellers of business-to-business goods in Africa. Founded in Casablanca, Morocco, it aims to digitize the centuries old… Read More

  • TechCrunch to host a startup competition with Facebook in Nairobi

    TechCrunch to host a startup competition with Facebook in Nairobi

    TechCrunch is hosting its first startup competition in Sub-Saharan Africa. We’ve wanted to bring TechCrunch to Africa for a long time, and now thanks to our sponsor Facebook, we will bring the Startup Battlefield competition, to Nairobi on October 11 this year. Read More

  • Time is running out to exhibit at Disrupt’s Hardware Alley

    Time is running out to exhibit at Disrupt’s Hardware Alley

    We want to see you in New York for Disrupt NY 2017, our annual celebration of all things startup. It’s a great time. You get to meet great founders and VCs and I’d love to meet you personally when I run through the alley with our video team. Hardware is my favorite thing in the world and you’re some of my favorite people. Disrupt runs from May 15-17 and will be held on Pier 36… Read More

  • Bootstrapping hardware? Let’s meet at Disrupt New York

    Bootstrapping hardware? Let’s meet at Disrupt New York

    We want to see you in New York for Disrupt NY 2017, our annual celebration of all things startup. It’s a great time. You get to meet great founders and VCs and I’d love to meet you personally when I run through the alley with our video team. Hardware is my favorite thing in the world and you’re some of my favorite people. Disrupt runs from May 15-17 and will be held on Pier 36… Read More

  • I want to see you at Hardware Alley in New York

    I want to see you at Hardware Alley in New York

    We want to see you in New York for Disrupt NY 2017, our annual celebration of all things startup. It’s a great time. You get to meet great founders and VCs and I’d love to meet you personally when I run through the alley with our video team. Hardware is my favorite thing in the world and you’re some of my favorite people. Disrupt runs from May 15-17 and will be held on Pier 36… Read More

  • Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield applications are due in two weeks

    Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield applications are due in two weeks

    Applications for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt NY are now open and due on February 18. That’s just over two weeks away. We’re searching for new, up-and-coming startups to launch and compete on the TechCrunch Disrupt NY stage. Why Apply? Your team will get to pitch for six minutes and then face Q&A from an all-star list of judges. Past Battlefield judges have… Read More

  • Startups, join TechCrunch at CES in Hardware Battlefield

    Startups, join TechCrunch at CES in Hardware Battlefield

    CES is loud, obnoxious and just too big. It will shave years off your life. I love it. And if you’re a hardware startup, you probably love it too. We’re looking for startups to compete in Hardware Battlefield, where 24 companies will battle for a $50,000 check, a robot trophy and the chance to rise above the noise as the champion of Hardware Battlefield. Apply here. Hardware… Read More

  • The TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul goes down TONIGHT!

    The TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul goes down TONIGHT!

    The big night is tonight! At 6pm, the TC Meetup + Pitch-off is going down in Seoul, South Korea. We’ll be joined by some of the brightest minds in the local tech scene to discuss going global and diversity, and then we’ll dive straight into the Pitch-off itself. Each of these 10 companies will have exactly 60 seconds to pitch their wares to a panel of expert judges, including local… Read More

  • Challenges face former Cheezburger CEO joining Y Combinator’s New Cities project

    Challenges face former Cheezburger CEO joining Y Combinator’s New Cities project

    Y Combinator’s ambitious New Cities project has a new leader today as Ben Huh, former CEO of The Cheezburger Network, joins the effort. The initiative, previously announced back in June, aims to take a fresh, entrepreneurial approach, to city building. Details have been hard to come by, but the group was hiring researchers for a short time on the tail end of the summer. In a blog… Read More

  • Sonali De Rycker and Niklas Zennström join TechCrunch Disrupt London, Dec 5-6

    Sonali De Rycker and Niklas Zennström join TechCrunch Disrupt London, Dec 5-6

    TechCrunch Disrupt London is happening once again this December and we have some of the most iconic entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the tech industry lined up to speak. The two-day conference runs December 5 to 6 in the Olympic Village’s Copper Box Arena and features Startup Alley and Startup Battlefield where one startup will take home £30,000. You can buy early-bird tickets… Read More

  • Thrive Market thinks it can be an affordable online Whole Foods

      TechCrunch recently took a trip down to Los Angeles for our meetup and to check in on the growing startup scene there. One of the fast-growing businesses that’s been on our radar is Thrive Market. The online Costco-meets-Whole Foods recently raised $111 million from venture firms like Greycroft and celebrities like Demi Moore and John Legend to grow their organic foods business. We… Read More

  • Apple’s Tim Cook is hosting a Clinton campaign fundraiser this August

    Apple’s Tim Cook is hosting a Clinton campaign fundraiser this August

    It’s no secret Hillary Clinton has a friend in Silicon Valley elites. Now Apple CEO Tim Cook will be helping the democratic presidential candidate raise some cash for her campaign next month, according to an invitation letter obtained by BuzzFeed. Cook, who will be hosting the fundraiser for the Hillary Victory Fund as a private citizen, not as an Apple rep, will be joined… Read More

  • See you next week in Warsaw and Krakow Crunch Network

    See you next week in Warsaw and Krakow

    Looking forward to seeing you all in Warsaw and Krakow. There will be much rejoicing and smalec. It is my understand that you all are watching “football” matches in the “Eurozone Cup” (Americans know nothing about “soccer”) but I think it’s a great opportunity to network in Polska and practice your pitching. The Warsaw event will be held on June 13… Read More

  • Tickets are now available for the TechCrunch Summer Party at August Capital

    Tickets are now available for the TechCrunch Summer Party at August Capital

    The TechCrunch Summer Party is a thing of tradition and we hope you can make it out this year. Like in year’s past we’ll gather on the spacious grounds of August Capital in Menlo Park and enjoy an evening of cocktails and the spirit of entrepreneurship. Tickets are very limited and released on a rolling basis. It’s $85 to attend and $1000 to exhibit your startup at a demo… Read More

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