Disrupt NY 2016

30 memorable quotes from Disrupt NY 2016

Disrupt NY 2016 was full of fascinating panels on everything from dating apps to cybersecurity. Weren’t able to catch every second? The TechCrunch social media team has compiled the best of the

5 days after Disrupt NY, the beard is still gone and the Red Hook Initiative is $4,500 richer

So I know some of y'all were worried about me after I agreed to have my face shaved at Disrupt NY to raise money for the Red Hook Initiative. I just wanted to check in and let you know what life post-

Highlights from Disrupt NY 2016

The doors to TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 opened May 9 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. The three-day conference hosted 2,300 attendees and hundreds of thousands more tuning in online. Indeed, Disru

Watch our short video recaps of Disrupt NY 2016

Disrupt NY 2016 has come to an end, and our video team put together three short videos that summarize each day of the event.

A look at the machine that turns dough pods into tortillas

It’s actually very tasty. Really. I certainly had my doubts, eating a tortilla that came out of a pod, but 90 or so seconds after Flatev co-founder and CEO Carlos Ruiz put the little Keurig-esque p

And the winner of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 is… Beam

The competition has been incredibly fierce, but we now have a winner. At the very beginning, there were 22 startups. We hand-picked all these great companies from the wild world of startup land so tha

General Michael Hayden on the state of surveillance in America, presidential candidates and more

General Michael Hayden is no stranger to government — or to your data. As the former director of the NSA and the CIA, he oversaw controversial surveillance programs and had authority over some of th

GeoOrbital’s wheel turns almost any bike into an electric bike

TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016's "wildcard" participant GeoOrbital has a different take on the electric bike. Instead of putting a motor on the bike, they put it in the wheel. This crazy idea was actually

Carmelo Anthony looks to be a VC MVP with Melo7 Tech Partners

Carmelo Anthony, already a superstar forward for the New York Knicks, is looking ahead to his next act as a venture capital mogul. Coupling his longtime interest in technology with a desire to promote

Agrilyst raises $1M seed round for its indoor agriculture analytics service

Agrilyst, the winner of our Disrupt SF 2015 Battlefield competition, today announced it has raised a $1 million seed round for its indoor agriculture analytics service. The round was led by Brooklyn

Kik already has over 6,000 bots reaching 300 million registered users

Messenger and WhatsApp may be the 800-pound gorillas in the chat space thanks to Facebook's significant reach, but Waterloo-based Kik is rapidly building a young, dedicated audience of users that are

Bolt Threads raises $50 million to brew spider silk, inks deal with Patagonia

If the idea of wearing spider silk intrigues, the idea of managing a farm full of spiders isn’t all that appealing. A startup called <a target="_blank" href="https://boltthreads.com">Bolt Threads</a

Monetization, churn and how to stand out in the mobile dating space

Today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY we had Robyn Exton of Her, Dawoon Kang of Coffee Meets Bagel and Whitney Wolfe of Bumble discuss the latest trends in the mobile dating space. Two of the apps, Her and

Soledad O’Brien is working on a sequel to her documentary about being black in Silicon Valley

Five years have passed since Soledad O'Brien covered race in Silicon Valley as part of her documentary series Black in America. Now she's ready to take a second look. Today, O'Brien discussed the docu

Why DoorDash has to strike a balance between profitability and growth

DoorDash CEO Tony Xu says the company is cash-flow positive in some of its early markets — but the company still has to invest in its growth. That’s the reason the company raised $127 millio

Jessica Alba on the past, present and future of The Honest Company

Four years after her appearance at Disrupt SF 2012, Jessica Alba took the Disrupt NY stage to discuss The Honest Company’s latest news. Alba started by touching on the company’s early days

Former Citigroup CFO Sallie Krawcheck launches Ellevest, a digital investment platform for women

Former Citigroup CFO Sallie Krawcheck launched her anticipated new startup, a digital investment platform for women called Ellevest, this morning from the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 conference&#82

Watch the final day of Disrupt NY 2016 right here

On this, the final day of Disrupt, we present to you celebrities. Jessica Alba will grace our stage, as will Carmelo Anthony, Soledad O’Brien and the only man to be the director of the NSA and C

Shaving for the Red Hook Initiative

We’re here in Red Hook, Brooklyn for TechCrunch Disrupt NY and Jon Shieber’s beard is getting out of control. It’s getting shaved for the Red Hook Initiative. Use this GoFundMe page

3Dprintler lets you order a 3D print via chatbot

Who do you call if you want to 3D print something? Step forward 3Dprintler, a startup that has made a search engine for locating 3D printing services in your area. The team was chosen as the wildcard
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