Disrupt SF 2017

26 memorable quotes from Disrupt San Francisco 2017

At Disrupt San Francisco 2017, top investors, tech figures and entrepreneurs took the stage in interviews with TechCrunch reporters. We heard from the likes of Sam Altman, Kevin Durant, Vitalik Buteri

Tech for good: Filling in the government’s gaps

While traditional industries can get away with ignoring broader social ills or hot-button political issues, tech companies are expected to solve the former and speak out on the latter — a position t

And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2017 is… Pi

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

YC wants to let people invest in its startups through the blockchain

ICOs -- or initial coin offerings -- are emerging as a route for startups to raise money from a wide pool of investors through cryptocurrency networks. Speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in

VC Kirsten Green talks shop — including responding to criticisms of Bodega

Earlier today at Disrupt, Kirsten Green, founder of the early-stage, San Francisco-based venture firm Forerunner Ventures, sat down for a quick conversation about her work. Green has become one of th

Bozoma Saint John says Uber didn’t really ‘poach’ her from Apple

Uber’s first-ever chief brand officer, Bozoma Saint John, spoke today at TechCrunch Disrupt about the challenges ahead of her in her new role focused on transforming the Uber brand. The executi

Pymetrics attacks discrimination in hiring with AI and recruiting games

Identify the traits of your top performing employees and hire people like them, but without the discrimanatory bias of traditional recruiting. That's the promise of Pymetrics, an artificial intelligen

Watch the final day of TC Disrupt SF live right here!

All good things must come to an end, but we have one more full day of Disrupt for you to enjoy from home. The lineup today is jam-packed with all-stars of the tech world. Kirsten Green from Forerunner

Meet the six finalists at the Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield

We’ve just watched 22 startups take the stage as part of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF, where they showed off their technology and answered tough questions from expert jud

Tomorrow looks to make it easier to draw up plans for a will and life insurance

Talking about filling out a will and setting up life insurance is probably one of the more sensitive subjects you’ll tackle as you get older — but Dave Hanley says it’s something that a

Poshtel launches an international network of luxe pop-up shipping container suites

Launching on the Disrupt 2017 Startup Battlefield stage, the Danish startup Poshtel is really, really into shipping containers. And with good reason. The modular, industrial train car-esque structures

M8 wants your friends to be the matchmaker

Forget algorithms. M8 is a dating app that’s powered by human matchmakers. And these aren’t just any matchmakers, they’re your friends! M8 is unveiling its concept for a different dating app at

Augmedics is building augmented reality glasses for spinal surgery

Meet Augmedics, an Israeli startup working on augmented reality headsets for surgeons performing spinal surgery. The company is participating in the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Compu

Citizen’s controversial crime tracker expands to SF, picks up $12 million from Sequoia

The app formerly known as Vigilante isn't going away. Today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, the crime tracker now known as Citizen announced that its parent company Sp0n has raised a $12 million Series A ro

Materialize.X is using machine learning to disrupt the $300B engineered wood industry

What's the next $300 billion industry to be disrupted by technology? Wood. Specifically, engineered wood. Materialize.X, launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017, has two new products that it thi

Roots Studio’s ‘Shutterstock for cultural art’ could transform rural communities

Roots Studio, which launched today at Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt, aims to connect millions of isolated, cultural artists around the world to global markets via the licensing of high-qu

eggXYt is bringing gene editing to poultry farms to save chicks and resources

Poultry farms are focused on getting female eggs, but currently there's no way for them to determine sex in a non-invasive way before going through the incubation process. EggXYt is tackling this prob

A new ARKit app from Houzz brings 500,000 objects to moveable life

With the launch of iOS 11 today from Apple, one of the most anticipated developments is the rush of new augmented reality apps that will be hitting the market, leveraging Apple’s new ARKit devel

Watch Day 2 of Disrupt San Francisco live right here!

The best is yet to come, and babe, won’t it be fine? Disrupt Day 2 kicks off right now, and thanks to the live stream, no one will be left behind. Today, we’ll be joined by Sebastian Thrun

Facebook design head loud on voice, silent on Alexa and hardware

Facebook has been reportedly working on a video chat device and a smart speaker that would use a new voice interface, to compete against the likes of Amazon and Google in the race to control your livi
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