Disrupt Berlin 2017

Watch Ultrahaptics use ultrasound to let you feel imaginary objects

Ultrahaptics lets you touch what you see in virtual and augmented reality, or even give a 2D poster 3D feeling. It uses small speaker-like ultrasound wave emitters to give the sensation of pressure an

And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2017 is… Lia Diagnostics

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

ResearchGate CEO denies scraping accounts from rival site to generate sign-ups

Ijad Madisch, co-founder and CEO of ResearchGate – the so-called Facebook for scientists – shot down an accusation about a questionable way it may have acquired users in the past. The ques

CEO of automation company ABB says we shouldn’t fear automation

Here’s a surprise: at our Disrupt Berlin event, Ulrich Spiesshofer, the CEO of 125-year old automation giant ABB, argued that automation is nothing to fear. “I think we need to take this f

N26 launches a premium debit card for ‘the digital customer,’ partners with WeWork

N26, the European mobile banking service, today announced the launch of N26 Metal, the company’s premium MasterCard-affiliated debit card “tailored to the needs of digital customers”

Parity CEO is confident that $150M in frozen Ethereum isn’t lost forever

Earlier this year, Parity Technologies seemingly lost about $150 million worth of Ethereum (513,774.16 Ether) when a user of its wallet accidentally deleted a code library that made Parity’s wal

Watch Disrupt Berlin Day 2 LIVE right here!

Disrupt Berlin 2017 pushes onward, and today we have a jam-packed lineup of tech super stars. We’ll be joined on stage by Parrot’s Henri Seydoux, Atomico’s Yann de Vries, ABB’s

Meet the five finalists at the Disrupt Berlin Startup Battlefield

Disrupt is back in Berlin, where 15 teams have just taken the stage as part of the Startup Battlefield. Each startup demonstrated their product and answered questions from our expert judges. Afterward

ConsenSys Ventures has made its first four investments

A scant three months after its launch, the $50 million ConsenSys Ventures fund that was created to back companies developing applications on Ethereum (by Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin's ConsenSys Syst

Watch every panel from Disrupt Berlin 2017

We're here at Arena Berlin for Disrupt Berlin 2017, TechCrunch's annual Europe event, where our stage plays host to speaker panels featuring top figures in tech and, of course, our Startup Battlefield

So what if bitcoin is another bubble? The dot-com bubble gave us the modern internet

"I get asked a lot... is this another dot-com bubble," said Mona El Isa, the chief executive and co-founder of Melonport, onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin. "And, um... my response usually... goes

Proof Work aims to decentralize medical data by using the blockchain

Tel Aviv-based Proof Work is envisioning a future where patients own and control their own medical data in a decentralized system, where data is secured by the blockchain. The system, if successful, w

Blik brings warehouse logistics into the 21st century

Knowing what's in your warehouse, where certain items are stored and where they are in the production process is highly valuable information. But gathering this information is typically done with barc

Why scaling to the U.S. is way more complicated than it looks

Earlier today at the TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin event, founder Timo Rein took the stage alongside venture capitalists Andy McLoughlin of the early-stage firm Uncork Capital and Thomas Korte of the acce

WICASTR brings data to the edge

Content distribution is hard. You want to keep enough of it close enough to favorite customers so they don’t have to wait and reduce latency for new data. That’s why WICASTR created the SM

The Sun Exchange funds solar installations with micro-investments and bitcoin

Solar power could transform small communities around the world, but remote villages can't always scrape together the thousands of dollars required to install the cells. The Sun Exchange wants to chang

Caspar Health makes rehabilitative care more accessible by putting treatment plans in an app

Caspar Health, a startup launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin, wants to make access to rehabilitative care easier and more accessible. The digital platform allows doctors to assign customizabl

Reason8 is an AI assistant for managers and meetings

Thanks to technology, making an audio recording of a meeting is a trivially easy task these days. While speech to text services can help tackle the tedium of transcription. But this just invites a sle

eTrack Tech has a mission to make logistics safer

It took Barbara Timm-Brock one near-death experience and three career changes to bring her to the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin to launch eTrack Tech. Timm-Brock wants to make sure equipment fun

Israeli serial startup stars of blockchain tech return with QEDit, a zero-knowledge proof diligence tool

Leveraging some “mind boggling math” introduced as an update onto the Ethereum blockchain only a few months ago, QEDit is launching its product on our Battlefield stage at TechCrunch Disru
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