disrupt sf

  • 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

  • Pure Storage CEO: “Acquisitions Always Suck… Worse Than You Think”

    Pure Storage CEO: “Acquisitions Always Suck… Worse Than You Think”

    This afternoon at Disrupt SF, Pure Storage’s Scott Dietzen and Mike Speiser, his investor from Sutter Hill Ventures, discussed building enterprise-facing technology with TechCrunch’s own Ron Miller. Pure Storage, a provider of flash-based storage products, has raised $475 million over the course of its life. Is it heading for an exit? According to Dietzen, perhaps not so soon. Read More

  • Watch The Disrupt SF Hackathon Live Stream Right Here!

    Watch The Disrupt SF Hackathon Live Stream Right Here!

    The Hackathon is nearly over, and yet it has only just begun. Hundreds of developers and tinkerers came together yesterday to kick off TC Disrupt SF with a Hackathon. Based on the way it smells here at Pier 48, these folks have worked through the night to build something awesome. Today, the presentations begin. Read More

  • Path’s Dave Morin Will Hit Up Disrupt SF 2014 To Talk About How Social Has Changed

    Path’s Dave Morin Will Hit Up Disrupt SF 2014 To Talk About How Social Has Changed

    As August sets in and the tech world goes on vacation, it signals the return of the best part of every year: TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014. This is the big show, folks. This is the main stage. And luckily, we’ll have a true star of the tech world up on our stage in the form of Path founder Dave Morin. Dave Morin built Path as a way to fundamentally change the way we do social media. The… Read More

  • Tinder’s Sean Rad To Join Us At Disrupt SF 2014

    Tinder’s Sean Rad To Join Us At Disrupt SF 2014

    Sean Rad, the co-inventor of the hottest dating game in the land, will be joining us onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 to chat about the success of Tinder and its plans for monetization. Tinder is also currently the subject of a lawsuit served by its former VP of Marketing Whitney Wolfe, which we have covered here. The app in its present iteration has been around since 2012, but… Read More

  • SlideIdea Adds Interactivity, Polls & Feedback To Boring Presentations

    SlideIdea Adds Interactivity, Polls & Feedback To Boring Presentations

    A small, Shanghai-based startup called SlideIdea made its official debut at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Alley this past week, with a new take on presentation tools built for iPad first. Though this space is rife with competitors, including not only Apple’s own Keynote app, as well as Prezi, Haiku Deck, Flowboard, and others, what makes SlideIdea interesting is its “smart… Read More

  • And The Winner Of Disrupt SF Battlefield 2013 Is… Layer!

    And The Winner Of Disrupt SF Battlefield 2013 Is… Layer!

    After three days and some truly incredible pitches from each of our 30 Battlefield competitors, the time has finally come to crown a Disrupt Battlefield champion. Competition among this year’s pack of six finalists — Dryft, Fates Forever, Layer, Soil IQ, Regalii, and Cota by Ossia — was as stiff as ever, but even with a batch as strong as this, only one startup can take home… Read More

  • Facebook’s Platform Mission: Help You Build, Grow, And Monetize

    Facebook’s Platform Mission: Help You Build, Grow, And Monetize

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, speaking on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 this afternoon, spoke of his vision for Facebook, explaining that when he thinks about the company’s mission in connecting people, it’s not to get everyone using Facebook. “Of course we do, but I don’t think that’s realistic,” he said. “I think what’s more likely… Read More

  • Skaffl Launches To Help Teachers Get More Out Of Mobile Technology In The Classroom

    Skaffl Launches To Help Teachers Get More Out Of Mobile Technology In The Classroom

    Today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, a young, teacher-led education technology startup called Skaffl announced the impending launch of an iPad app that aims to help teachers make better use of technology in the classroom. Its first product, “Braket” allows teachers to plan lessons, manage document workflow in the classroom and streamline communication with students and… Read More

  • Rock Health’s Halle Tecco, Neurotrack, Cellscope And Bioinformatics Expert To Discuss The Future Of Diagnosis At Disrupt

    Rock Health’s Halle Tecco, Neurotrack, Cellscope And Bioinformatics Expert To Discuss The Future Of Diagnosis At Disrupt

    Over the last two years, the digital health space has been on fire. With the healthcare market bogged down by high costs, old technology and slow-moving giants, the space is rife with opportunity and health startups have begun to emerge by the dozens. Among the many opportunities in the healthcare market, the one that appears to have the biggest potential impact on the way we interact with… Read More

  • New Models In Venture: Betaworks, Y Combinator Share What Works At Disrupt

    New Models In Venture: Betaworks, Y Combinator Share What Works At Disrupt

    There are a number of forces that led to the disruption of traditional venture capital, including new models like Betaworks, and startup incubator Y Combinator. So who better to help lead the discussion on how the venture industry has been innovated upon than John Borthwick, CEO of Betaworks; and Harjeet Taggar, Partner at Y Combinator. And moderating this panel for TechCrunch is investor… Read More