SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TechCrunch today announced 23 participants for the Startup Battlefield at this year's TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco. Each year, the conference brings together tech titans, noted thought leaders and experienced entrepreneurs to offer unique insights into industry topics-of-the-moment. At the very heart of Disrupt, Startup Battlefield launches promising, under-the-radar companies to a global audience on tech's biggest stage.
From Monday, Sept. 12 through Wednesday, Sept 14, Startup Battlefield gathers founders to demo their new, unseen products live on the Disrupt stage in front of a panel of Silicon Valley's finest, including venture capitalists, notable tech influencers and tried and tested innovators. This year’s Battlefield judges include the best and brightest of the startup and venture world, including Susan Wojcicki, Susan Lyne and Scott Belsky.
“TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is a platform unlike any other, offering a stage for startups to display the future of technology and its impact on business,” said Ned Desmond, COO of TechCrunch. “We’re pleased to announce this year’s group of talented competitors and look forward to watching them engage with our judges, speakers, Disrupt audience and online viewers across the globe.”
Since 2007, 610 Battlefield startups have raised a collective $6.1 billion in funding after launching on stage, with a total of 76 exits. Notable competitors to have launched on the Battlefield stage include major brands like Mint, Yammer, Dropbox and Fitbit. Recently, Snapchat announced its plans to acquire mobile search startup Vurb for over $100 million and Beam, an interactive game streaming service that lets viewers play along with streamers as they watch who won TechCrunch Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield this year, was acquired by Microsoft.
The Battlefield winner will be announced at the closing awards ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 4:20 p.m. PT. The winner walk away with a $50,000 prize, the coveted Disrupt Cup and a bright future.
The list of Startup Battlefield participants include:
- Amaryllis Nucleics
- Carbon Health
- IFM Technologies
- Rex Animal Health
- ZAP Cloud Manufacturing
The list of 2016 Startup Battlefield judges include:
- Aileen Lee (Cowboy Ventures)
- Anjula Archaria Bath (Trinity Ventures)
- Aparna Chennapragada (Google)
- Arvind Gupta (SOSV)
- Brian Dixon (Kapor Capital)
- Brian Pokorny (SV Angel)
- Carine Magescas (AngelPad)
- Cyan Banister (Founders Fund)
- Gary Swart (Polaris Partners)
- Hans Tung (GGVC)
- Ilya Fushman (Index Ventures)
- Jenny Lefcourt (Freestyle)
- Matthew Panzarino (TechCrunch)
- Monique Woodward (500 Startups)
- Padmasree Warrior (NextEV)
- Patricia Nakache (Trinity Ventures)
- Peter Pham (Science)
- Rafael Corrales (CRV)
- Rob Hayes (First Round Capital)
- Roelof Botha (Sequoia)
- Santi Subotovsky (Emergence Capital)
- Sarah Tavel (Greylock Partners)
- Scott Belsky (Benchmark)
- Sergio Monsalve (Norwest Venture Partners)
- Stephanie Palmeri (SoftTech VC)
- Stewart Alsop (Alsop Louie Partners)
- Susan Lyne (BBG Ventures)
- Susan Wojcicki (YouTube)
- Wende Hutton (Canaan Partners)
- Wesley Chan (Felicis Ventures)
For more information about TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, please visit: https://techcrunch.com/event-info/disrupt-sf-2016/.
About TechCrunch Disrupt SF
TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2016 is TechCrunch's annual conference in San Francisco. The format combines top thought-leader discussions with new product and company launches. Morning executive discussions debate technology-driven disruptions in many industries, while the afternoons are reserved for the Startup Battlefield, where 23 new companies will launch for the first time on stage, selected to present from more than 1000 applications received from around the world. The winning company will receive a $50,000 grand prize and the Disrupt Cup at the conclusion of the conference. The conference is Sept. 12-14 at Pier 48.