Announcing the judges for the TechCrunch Pitch-Off in Tel Aviv

telavivmeetup800x266 June 22 is right around the corner and I have a hard time realizing it’s coming so quickly. That’s right, on June 22, we’re hosting a TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Tel Aviv — and I couldn’t be more excited. But for now, let’s talk about the great lineup of judges who are going to listen to the ten startup pitches and crown the winner of the Tel Aviv… Read More

Stockholm, this is your last chance to buy tickets to the meetup tomorrow

stockholmmeetup800x266 The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Stockholm is literally right around the corner — in fact it’s happening tomorrow on June 7. I’m currently sitting at the airport in Paris, waiting for my flight. I woke up way too early — and yet, I couldn’t be more excited about going to Stockholm. If you like the fantastic world of startup and you’re available… Read More

Where are they now? Startup Battlefield participant Wellth raises $2M

wellth1 In the world of healthcare, physicians and insurers are struggling to meet seemingly conflicting goals: improving patient quality outcomes while reducing the total costs of care. Disrupt NY 2015 Startup Battlefield participant Wellth thinks it has found a solution to this problem, a mobile-first platform that actually pays people to embrace healthier habits. Wellth focuses on the costly… Read More launches app to make event management less horrible

Check in Those of us who’ve found ourselves in the unfortunate position of being in charge of an event will welcome with open arms’s new Event Assistant app. Launching today, the new software — available for Android and iOS — is designed to help organizers of events big and small keep some semblance of sanity as the crazy world of event management rages around them. Read More

And the winner of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 is… Beam

tcdisrupt_NY16-5816 The competition has been incredibly fierce, but we now have a winner. At the very beginning, there were 22 startups. We hand-picked all these great companies from the wild world of startup land so that they could compete in our highly competitive startup competition — the Startup Battlefield. They all presented in front of multiple groups of tech leaders serving as judges. The startups… Read More

GeoOrbital’s wheel turns almost any bike into an electric bike

GeoOrbital_with_Dakota_Decker_3 TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016’s “wildcard” participant GeoOrbital has a different take on the electric bike. Instead of putting a motor on the bike, they put it in the wheel. This crazy idea was actually prompted by something founder Michael Burtov saw in the movie “Tron.” He thought there was a lot of wasted space inside the motorcycles because of their hollow wheels. Read More

Carmelo Anthony looks to be a VC MVP with Melo7 Tech Partners

Stuart Goldfarb and Carmelo Anthony (Melo7 Tech Partners) Carmelo Anthony, already a superstar forward for the New York Knicks, is looking ahead to his next act as a venture capital mogul. Coupling his longtime interest in technology with a desire to promote entrepreneurship, Anthony and his partner Stuart Goldfarb (also a pretty big deal) formed Melo7 Tech Partners to build a lasting legacy beyond the basketball court. Read More