Disrupt SF 2014

  • Meet The Companies Of Startup Alley

    During last week’s Disrupt SF, hundreds of companies pitched their ideas, betas, wares, and software to those in attendance. TechCrunch staff ran around Startup Alley, armed only with a camera and mic to see what the buzz was all about. Highlights include #Paid, MonkeyLearn, TechCrunch’s Jon Shieber and Mike Butcher, several pavilions of startups from different parts of the world… Read More

  • Leave “Sticky Notes” On Websites With Zurf Mobile Browser

    Leave “Sticky Notes” On Websites With Zurf Mobile Browser

    I’ve seen attempts before to make online shopping “social.” There have been Chrome plugins, Firefox plugins, browser overlays…I’m not sure it ever worked out. A startup called Zurf that presented from the floor at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2014 thinks differently though. I find their concept somewhat interesting and it solves a few problems. Read More

  • And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 Is…Alfred!

    And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 Is…Alfred!

    After three days and incredible pitches from our 26 Battlefield companies (plus two Audience Choice winners), it’s now time to name the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 Battlefield champion. This year’s finalists included Alfred, Partpic, PatternEQ, Shipstr, Stack And Vinli – all amazing startups. But there can only be one winner who walks away with the Disrupt Cup – and… Read More

  • AngelList Talks Late-Stage Funding Syndicates, Global Expansion And A New Fund Ecosystem As The Angels Take Disrupt

    AngelList Talks Late-Stage Funding Syndicates, Global Expansion And A New Fund Ecosystem As The Angels Take Disrupt

    AngelList is expanding globally and launching new vehicles for accredited investors to back what amount to indexed AngelList syndicate funds for the top deals on the platform. That’s the latest from AngelList co-founder Naval Ravikant and angel investor Gil Penchina from the stage of Disrupt SF 2014 as the angels, who, along with CrunchFund investor (and TechCrunch founder) Michael… Read More

  • Chinese Pavilion Startup Alley

    A Run Through The Chinese Pavilion At TechCrunch Disrupt SF

    At the Chinese pavilion we ran through those on show: Ogora helps developers add VOIP voice calls to their apps with one line of code. Sensoro is an iBeacon startup which senses the surrounding environment. An image recognition startup that can also recognise objects exhibited, allowing you to search on keywords on the web and in app. ClearClouds is a cloud service company providing data… Read More

  • The Best Quotes Of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014

    TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 was jammed packed with notable venture capitalists, founders, and scholars. What follows are the best quotes and soundbites from this year’s show including a warning from the founder of Twitch, advice from Mr. China Liam Casey, and a candid bit about Uber and Google from Peter Thiel. Read More

  • Cloudike Provides White Label Cloud Storage For Carriers Like LG

    Cloudike Provides White Label Cloud Storage For Carriers Like LG

    Services like Dropbox, iCloud, and Google Drive are so ubiquitous in the U.S. that it’s easy to forget there are many markets around the world where personal cloud storage is still relatively novel. Cloudike, which is part of ASD Technologies and based in Korea, Russia, and San Jose, California, wants to grab those users by offering white-label cloud storage for mobile service providers… Read More

  • Executives At Disrupt Say The Future Of Healthcare Depends On Testing, Sensing And Communication

    Executives At Disrupt Say The Future Of Healthcare Depends On Testing, Sensing And Communication

    From Theranos on Monday to a panel of esteemed startup chief executives on Wednesday, the discussion around healthcare at this year’s Disrupt has been about the ways in which new diagnostic and communication tools are transforming delivery and accessibility for patients. “Healthcare is something that’s been done to us,” Livongo chief executive (and former Allscripts… Read More

  • Minder Controls Your Content Location and Duration

    Minder Controls Your Content Location and Duration

    The long tail theory states when you put something out on the Internet, it lives forever. For some, that means it comes back to bite you long after you posted it, but for content creators like marketers, artists and writers, they may simply lose control of how and where their content gets displayed. That’s where Minder, a company that appeared on Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt… Read More

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