TechCrunch Disrupt

  • To drum up deals internationally, Fenox VC launches Startup World Cup with $1 million prize

    To drum up deals internationally, Fenox VC launches Startup World Cup with $1 million prize

    San Jose-based Fenox Venture Capital is launching a series of pitch competitions called the Startup World Cup, with a $1 million investment prize, in an effort to identify top entrepreneurial talent in 11 international markets, according to the firm’s CEO and General Partner Anis Uzzaman. Uzzaman said talks with founders inspired the firm to launch this initiative. “As we… Read More

  • AdBlock Plus closes in on a billion downloads

    AdBlock Plus closes in on a billion downloads

    Ad blocking software’s usage on the web, and now mobile, has forced the media and publishing industry to look to new revenue models. And one of the most notable players in ad blocking is German firm Eyeo, the makers of AdBlock Plus, whose software is dominating the space and still growing. In fact, Eyeo’s co-founder and CEO Till Faida told the audience at TechCrunch Disrupt NY… Read More

  • The Blind Date Club turns your Echo speaker into a matchmaker

    The Blind Date Club turns your Echo speaker into a matchmaker

    Can Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa serve as a matchmaker? That’s the idea behind The Blind Date Club, a project from a team of coders presenting today at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 Hackathon. Designed as a voice-activated app for the Echo speaker, The Blind Date Club lets you search for dating profiles by voice, have them read aloud to you, and then get connected with… Read More

  • MenuMe turns menu text into photos

    MenuMe turns menu text into photos

    At the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 hackathon, a team of engineers from MasterCard teamed up to create an app that can help travelers visiting a foreign country better understand what food is being described on a menu. Just by pointing their phone at the restaurant’s menu, the app will recognize the text and translate that into an image of the food item in question which is then overlaid… Read More

  • Hassle’s Alex Depledge To Talk Sharing Economy, Being Acquired, And Women In Tech At Disrupt London

    Hassle’s Alex Depledge To Talk Sharing Economy, Being Acquired, And Women In Tech At Disrupt London

    As co-founder and CEO of on-demand cleaning startup Hassle, Alex Depledge is not only one of the more successful founders in London’s current startup scene but is also one of the most outspoken. In particularly she is known for her strong views on the sharing economy, women in tech and the challenges faced when trying to build a global company from within Europe. That’s why we… Read More

  • Lessons From A TechCrunch Disrupt Launch Crunch Network

    Lessons From A TechCrunch Disrupt Launch

    May 26, 2010, was the most stressful and exciting day of my life to date. I’ve called it the most horrible and most wonderful, too. I didn’t sleep the night before. I woke up to pages of notes in my BlackBerry (it was 2010, and I was an ex-consultant), timestamped in 15-minute intervals over several hours, proof that I had woken up, typed an idea rapidly into my phone, laid back… Read More

  • Rewind’s New App Lets You Create Photo Timelines That Disappear After A Day

    Rewind’s New App Lets You Create Photo Timelines That Disappear After A Day

    Spotted this week at TechCrunch Disrupt NY’s Startup Alley, was the newly launched social photo-sharing app Rewind. As its name implies, the idea with this app is to give you and your friends a way to look back on your most recently shared photos and posts, which you can do quickly by sliding your finger to scroll through Rewind’s “timeline” feature. But the twist… Read More

  • Fresh Off A (Rumored) Presidential Bid, Carly Fiorina Will Speak At Disrupt NY

    Fresh Off A (Rumored) Presidential Bid, Carly Fiorina Will Speak At Disrupt NY

    Carly Fiorina will speak onstage at Disrupt NY in just two short weeks. And guess who has the honor of speaking on stage with her? THIS GAL. The timing couldn’t be more interesting, actually. Earlier today The Wall Street Journal reported that the former Hewlett-Packard CEO will launch her presidential campaign on May 4th, which just happens to be the day before she joins TechCrunch… Read More

  • Forget the Apple Watch, Think Drones In The Enterprise

    Forget the Apple Watch, Think Drones In The Enterprise

    Yesterday we heard about the Apple Watch and I wrote an article suggesting the Watch will drive wearables in the enterprise. But just to show how fast the technology news cycle moves, today at TechCrunch Disrupt Aaron Levie, CEO at Box participating on a panel about drones, made a business case for the use of drones in an enterprise context, making Watches yesterday’s news… Read More

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